a morning dose

Now, for some people, that handful might seem like nothing.

But for me? Blech exponential. I have gone from taking one small thyroid replacement in the morning (20+ years) to this handful of horse choking pills and tablets. Admittedly, some are temporary – those four nasty round tabs are 20mg each of Prednisone and that is only for a few days. The pretty blue and white are Acyclovir and help protect me from the idiots out there who don’t stay home when they are ill. Same for the huge Levoquin which is gag worthy. This only leaves a tiny pink tab – anti-nausea. I am just safe siding it with that one. The chemo isn’t really bothering me, but I can’t think of anything worse than having to repeat this dose!

The rest of the day was much better. Had lunch with a friend, Started on my closet and actually discovered the floor along with some electronics which I thought had been lost for good!  The evening saw me out in Richmond at the Eldest’s to celebrate one of her friends birthday’s.

Now – back to cleaning…..

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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14 Responses to Blech

  1. Alison says:

    How long do they expect to be having you on all this stuff? I’m looking forward to the happily and more easily ever after for you.

  2. Barbara says:

    Hang in there!

  3. Kathy says:

    What an arsenal! I am glad the chemo isn’t really bothering you. That is good to hear. How many more rounds of chemo do you have?

  4. Isobel says:

    Looks like about the same amount of junk that I take daily. Mine are all benign. Keeps me going.

    • Holly says:

      There is keeps me going (true – life without thyroid replacement would not be long or pleasant) but the rest of it? Meh!

  5. Cat says:

    Is there any room left for food?? Seriously, hugs from afar

  6. Cat says:

    Wish you were here so I could feed you delicate morsels that were interesting and you would feel like eating!

  7. Christiane says:

    Not good, but if it keeps you from getting worse, it is ok, don’t you think ?

    • Holly says:

      true that. It is mostly the psychological part. Lots of large pills symbolizes illness to me. Tiny ones are lots, lots better

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