I remember back in the day when all I had to do was pop my One-A-Day Vitamin, and I was good to go. Now I have to fill this up every week.
Fiddledaddy found it for me back in the geriatric section of Wal*Mart. So that I can remember at lunch time, if I took my morning pills. You know what happens to the mind when it gets old. It is not unlike a sieve.
And for the record, I’m still clinging to 49.
I just play a 97 year old on my blog.
Those pills are just for one week. And I place the blame square on Dr. Oz and his show which told me which vitamins I needed to be taking daily, in what doses, or else horrible things would begin happening to my body. And then in true Dr. Oz form, he has show and tell to drive home his point.
Besides the regular vitamins, I’ve added some extra ligament and joint boosting offerings. And then following surgery last week, I have the requisite happy pills. Oh, and an anti-biotic and Celebrex.
Appetizing, no? And did you notice how I have to write on the tops in black permanent marker how many to take each day, so that I DON’T HAVE TO PUT ON MY READING GLASSES.
Anyhoo. Celebrex is something that my doctor is adamant about me taking for all the knee inflammation. The night of my surgery, while I was experiencing the joys of nausea, Fiddledaddy looked up the possible side affects of Celebrex and began reading them off to me. While I lay helpless, unable to escape.
I told him that I didn’t want to know, remember, avoidance is my favorite coping mechanism. But being Fiddledaddy, he could not help himself.
I will now quote from the list of possible side effects. Keeping in mind, that several times during his diatribe, I requested that Fiddledaddy JUST STOP. He did not.
“Side effects may include constipation, diarrhea, gas, heartburn,nausea, vomiting, or dizziness. (And now in all caps:) CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience sharp or crushing chest pain; sudden shortness of breath; sudden leg pain, sudden severe numbness of an arm or leg; slurred speech; one-sided weakness; sudden unexplained weight gain, severe stomach pain, increase in urine, vomit that looks like coffee grounds; black tarry stools…..”
There was more, but his delivery was cut short when I had to yell above him to be heard, GET ME THE THROW UP BOWL.
The Throw Up Bowl – not to be confused with the Popcorn Bowl.
Fortunately it was nothing resembling coffee grounds. So I guess I dodged that bullet. I’m going to go take one of my happy pills, so that all of this is just a fuzzy memory. Because I’m pretty sure I experienced every one of those side affects in the span of the 5 minutes in which I was alerted to them.
Someday soon, I’m going to go back to the good old days of popping a Flinstones Chewable first thing in the morning. Right after my Geritol.