Harmony is Vocal! #poetry in @Vocal_Creators #Limericks #challenge and a #Health Update

A few fun limericks …


Hi everyone. I’ve written a few fun, short limericks for Vocal’s Ludicrous Limerick challenge.

I haven’t ever written limericks until now, so this is me with my learner plates on! 😁

You can find my entries on my profile HERE, in one quick click, where you will find all my recent submissions. Alternatively, you can click the links below. They’re all about a 1 minute read.

Old Age


1. Old Age



Potions and Notions


2. Potions and Notions



Swapsies 3. Swapsies

What sets your heart racing?



4. What Sets Your Heart Racing?




5. Limerick Time




6. Vocal Challenge Creators



I’d love to know what you think! And I would be delighted if you could read and heart. To heart and/or comment, you’ll need to sign in to Vocal, which is free to do.

Quick Health Update … These last three weeks have seen some reduction in pain but a huge increase in fatigue. Honestly, I’ve never experienced anything like it, in spite of all I’ve been through over the years, and that’s had a bigger impact on my ability to be online than the pain has. At the moment, I’m still waiting to see the Rheumatologist again to get the blood results and see if he can give me a definitive diagnosis. Last time, he tentatively suggested Fibromyalgia. My GP’s immediate response was, ‘There’s no treatment for that!’, and he wanted to stop my pain meds just like that. I had to negotiate staying on them at least until I see the consultant again. I’m trying to not think too far ahead and what that unhelpful attitude might mean for me going forwards. If this set of symptoms is Fibro, then the only treatment option is to attempt to mitigate the symptoms, which includes pain management, lols *eye roll* … so it’s a wait-and-see situation for now.

Anyway, I’m staying positive and doing what I can when I can. Other times, I’m doing my best to relax and make the most of enforced rest time. And it cheers me no end when I can be with you all online. Keep well, everyone, and stay safe with all the craziness abounding with the world issues and interesting weather!

Thanks for all your support! Hugs 🤗💕🙂 

28 Comments on “Harmony is Vocal! #poetry in @Vocal_Creators #Limericks #challenge and a #Health Update

  1. I enjoyed your limericks. Did the usual.
    Praying for you and something to relieve your pain. Hopefully you will get some answers.

    • Thanks so much, Michele. And I so appreciate you making such an effort to go back and catch up on all my Vocal stuff. Hugs 💕🙂

  2. Your limericks were great, Harmony! There are treatments for Fibro; they just might be more holistic. I understand fatigue. When I was diagnosed with CFS (a sister condition to Fibro), just lifting my arm made me want to cry because it exerted so much energy from me. Through a combo of Western and holistic medicine, I was able to make my CFS go dormant. Until you are able to find that combination, perhaps you want to look into emotional frequency tapping. It may help your nervous system better process what you are experiencing. It may not remove all the pain, but it will allow your body to process it differently and bring you some relief. Sending healing energy your way! XOXO

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

    • Yvi, thank you so much. I’ve Googled EFT and have printed some resources. I’ll try this tapping method for sure. I don’t need the positive affirmations after 13 years of Zen and meditation, but repeating them sure cannot hurt! I believe tapping the pressure points will help at least some, as it’s so similar to both acupuncture and acupressure as well as the Meridian work I was taught all those years ago. The beauty is it looks simple to do and not arduous. And I can do it myself without spending tons of money. 😁

      I’m so pleased you’ve managed to get control over your CFS, my friend. Here’s to many years fatigue free.

      I’m delighted you enjoyed the limericks!

      Hugs 💕🙂🤗

  3. Sorry you are dealing with fibro, Harmony. Its not an easy one. I have it along with auto immune stuff and know of the challenges during the flares. My sister in law had fibro too. She has been on pain meds and a few other things for decades, and its helped her function. It was a long road for her when it started, but yes they do treat it and it does help. Hugs. Love your limericks 🙂

    • I know you’ve had a hard journey, Denise, and it helps so much seeing you dealing with the challenges as you do. I’m sorry your sister has this stuff to deal with too. Hugs to you both. 🤗

      I’m thrilled you loved the limericks 💕🙂

  4. I went to your limericks and had a wonderful time. Harmony. I hope they get to the root cause of your problem. Thanks for the update

    • Awesome sauce! I’m delighted you had a wonderful time! Thanks for your well wishes and advice, John. Hugs 💕🙂🤗

  5. Sorry to hear about your health issues. I hope you get answers soon but it seems to be a universal problem these days. Keep writing limericks. Probably the best medicine!! xo

    • Definitely good medicine! It gives me fun and pleasure, which has to help. Thanks so much, Darlene 💕🙂

  6. My conditions are RA and AS (rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis). These are painful, chronic, progressive, and lifelong, but more manageable and less fatiguing that fibro. I’ve always been thankful to have avoided that one. My heart goes out to you. A lot of fatigue is due to chronic pain so I hope they continue the meds for that. It would be cruel not to.


    • I feel for you with those conditions, Jacqui. Thanks so much for your kind words and well wishes. Hugs 🤗💕🙂

  7. I enjoyed your limericks, Harmony. Very clever.

    You’re in my thoughts, and I hope you get a definite diagnosis soon. Hugs!

  8. I enjoyed the limericks, Harmony. Hearted and shared!
    I’m so sorry you’re still dealing with so many health issues. I know of two people who have fibromyalgia. I always heard it’s what gets diagnosed when everything else comes back negative. Have they tested you for Lymes?

    • When I next see the consultant I plan on asking what blood tests he asked for. Yes, the diagnosis comes after ruling out other stuff. There’s no way to actually identify it from any known markers.

      So pleased you enjoyed the limericks, Mae. Thanks for your support 💕🙂

  9. Limericks are great fun, Harmony. I’m glad you were hooked. Swapsies was my favorite of this bunch. A woman’s best friend. You got me laughing with that one. 🙂

  10. Hi Harmony, is it possible for you to change your GP? I had an ENT who told me there was nothing wrong with Michael and I had to find someone else. I’d like to go back and smack that man now. He said I must practice tough love with Michael. Going over to Vocal now.

    • Unfortunately, I’m stuck with this GP unless I move out of area. For medical care, Cornwall sucks so bad. Sounds like that ENT deserves that smack. I’m so relieved you got answers finally, Robbie. Hugs 💕🙂

  11. Wish you could get some more definite answers. It has to be maddening to wait for appointments that produce vague results.