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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Green, Red, Orange, Purple, Pills, Pills, Pills...

Has it hit you yet? Have you started taking pills? Pills for menopause, blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety? Well, it seems that as you approach fifty and plus, all that ails you can medically be controlled by pills. Pills at night, pills in the morning, pills on Saturday and Wednesday, but NOT on Sunday or Thursday...you get the idea.

And the older you get, the more pills you have to take. So first you started off with a baby aspirin at night, then you added in your DHEA in the morning, followed by your Stress Vitamins, Vitamin E, Airborne (so you don't get sick)...oh, and if you are diabetic or have high blood pressure, are low on iron or constipated...your first 2-4 pills of the day.

So, how many times have you awoken, stumbled into the kitchen for you cuppa coffee only to discover that you have no clue if you took your morning pill(s) or not? You don't want to take a double-dose, so you have to miss your morning and then you start the same routine over again at lunch or dinner or the next morning.

Well, here's a simple (really simple...as in hit yourself in the noggin for not having thought of this one yourself) solution from "Inpert Bert." At night, after you've taken your nighttime pills and before you go to bed, put your morning pills on your bathroom counter or kitchen counter. In the morning, if the pills are NOT there, then you know you took them. If they are, then you need to take them....and an extra cup of coffee!

Thanks "Inpert Bert"!


Rhea said...

I don't have too many pills yet. I hope to somehow keep it that way.

Wendy, founder, Gen Plus said...

I figure that I have 10 fingers and 10 toes. As long as I don't have to take 5 pills more than 4 times a day I can do it.