Tuesday, January 22, 2013

That's just the way it crumbles... cookie-wise.

Sometimes you just have to suck it up.  

Except, I don't wanna.  Today I have to start a stupid medicine that I'll be on for probably EVER.  That sucks.  It makes me feel like an old person.  No offense to anyone who that could have offended.  But you know, it's my mom that is the one who carries around the SMTWTFS pill case.  I don't want to carry one of those things!!

Next thing you know I'll be wearing an angina necklace or one of those "I've fallen and I can't get up" bracelets or something.  Sheesh.

So much for 40 being the new 30.  WTF, me.

So I have high blood pressure surrounding me - my mom and dad both have it and have had it since they were younger.  Greeeaaat, thanks mom and dad.  I've been getting these headaches so I started monitoring my blood pressure, just because I had a feeling.  I happen to have a cuff because I have high blood pressure when I'm pregnant - so yeah.  Super high every single day for the month I've been monitoring, like numbers firmly planted in the red.  My sister, who is a nurse, was like, "Are you kidding me?!  Go to the doctor!"

Because I tend to avoid the doctor when it involves my own health...

Of course I make sure my kids always get to where they need to be, doctor-wise.  But I am a huge slacker when it comes to myself.  I hate getting weighed.  I hate discussing things.  I hate waiting in the waiting room by sick freaking germ-harborers.  Disgusting door knobs and waiting room chairs and coughers and ugh.  But I went!  Because my nurse/sister told me that I was a walking time bomb, a stroke waiting to happen.  Which would be very unfortunate.  However, I'm positive Alex would love it because he could get up in my space and I couldn't escape.  He'd happily feed me jello.  Every night.  And he'd prop me everywhere.  And he'd dress me in unflattering clothes.  I just know it. And I would hate every minute of that.

So I guess it's the SMTWTFS pill case for me.  Welcome to my life, damn it.


  1. Should I offer the obligatory "It could be worse"??? I won't :D I am an avid "Hate pill pushers" kind of person which is terribly ironic since I am on 3 pills and 4 daily injections. All but one I will for sure be on the rest of my life...unless they find a cure. I'm not holding my breath. Interestingly enough I hate taking meds...even ibuprofen so I feel your pain. It sucks. I'm sorry ;(

  2. Hey, take heart - I take about 10 different pills a day - some are vitamins, others are actual pills, for a condition that I have called Menieres Disease. I've been doing it for about 8 years. These days my son sorts the vitamins for me and I carry a double barrel pill container - so I don't have to fill that sucker every week. I'm 40. Also my hip has gone bad in the last year. My HIP!. I mean I'm not 60!!! There you have it. Don't worry about it, it's a tiny blip on the path and it will make you last longer. And beyond that who cares, right?

  3. I long for the day when they invent a "multi-purpose" medicine pill that cures all ills.