First weekly chemo is next after tubing
...my system still needs some poisonous lubing
But the real surprise during this short infusion
Was news that I needed a blood transfusion
What! I said, with some surprise
My slight alarm, I couldn't disguise
Oh, Mr Gowan, don't fret will you
The treatments can reduce your red cell count too!
So white cells down and now red ones to boot
Those platelets must be thinking they're jolly well cute
Though not for long as I'm back next day
4 hours of thick red stuff just flowing away
Another day and something else new
There are so many things that can happen to you
What comes next, I can't be sure
Though at least they always provide a cure!