Friday, May 4, 2012
if I only had a brain
Yesterday I bought a weekly pill organizer. Yes, just another hit on my pride. I previously thought pill boxes were for really old demented people or really sick people. I am only sort of old. And I like to pretend that I'm not sick.
Yet, I came to the conclusion that I need a pill box. I take Gabapentin in the morning and at night. Several times this week at around 11am the strange thought came to my mind, "Did I take my pills or not this morning?" I didn't know the answer.
It seems that when you are in a routine of taking pills every single day, eventually those days begin to run together in your mind and all of a sudden you can't remember today's events from yesterdays. It's annoying and embarrassing and a little funny all at the same time. Seriously, by 11am I can't remember what I did at breakfast time?
So enter the fabulous pill box. It's actually going to be pretty handy. Today at 11am I realized I had not taken my pills (again! Hello?!) and the pill box confirmed this. Maybe I should re-think those thoughts about "really old demented people" because that makes 4 days out of 5 this week that I have taken my medicine late.....
So how about you? Do you use a handy pill box or do you still have a brain?