August 04, 2005


So, how many of you go through life medicated? We have pills for everything. Uppers - god forbid we be unhappy, Downers - 'cuz I need calming down, Sinus, allergies, pep, heart, mucles, blue ones, green ones, pink ones, giant white horse pills that hurt to swallow, capsule, caplets, liquids... we've got the delivery system all engineered to make it easier to swallow the chemicals that keep us going. Better living through chemicals! Isn't that what the tagline used to be? I recently injured my back for the first time in my life and find myself on a couple of different meds for it. It's not like I'm taking Oxycontin (sp?) or Vicodin, but the meds make me a little loopy. Just enough that thinking is difficult and I feel slightly out of sync with the world, like I entered another plane of existence, but just a little, like I'm not completely there. One interesting thing is that taking these pills on a cycle means you usually end up taking one right before you go to bed. Now, I know that our bodies recharge and rebuild while we sleep, it's WHY we sleep, but adding meds to the mix is just asking for it. So, I wake up groggy and feeling like I need another 3 hours of sleep. Kind of like taking a too long nap in the middle of the afternoon, we wake up sleep sick. Something I hate about taking meds is the timing. You must REMEMBER to to actually take them on schedule. You get off schedule and you lose the effectiveness of the medication. I've seen young people with more pill bottles than some old people with serious problems. Oh, clear up that little rash, take this. Oh, need wood? We deliver for 36 hours (by the way dude, if it lasts 4 hours seek medical attention). Honestly, if I had a (take your pick, stiffy, woody, hard-on, erection...) for four hours I'd be seeking something besides medical attention. I'm sure there is a pill for that too. Excuse me, I have too high of a sex drive, can we calm it down a little? I can just see the Dr. nodding his head sagely, the wise man knoweth. lol So get out there, get your pills, and see your world revolve from inside a cushion. Or cast that stuff off like the plague and see what happens when the veil is lifted off your mind.


At 11:49 AM, Blogger Kerry Grace said...

or . . . you could just laugh at the cupboard containing 57 varieties. Cest la Vie! My life revolves around medication, literally, it is an odd thing but I obey the dosage instructions with the commitment and loyalty of [those guys with the black furry hats that stand outside the Queen’s palace in London]. I used to go along with the ethos that medicine = bad. . . no longer. Just thought I’d throw in a counterpoint.

ps: it seems too obvious, sorry, but I will put it in black and white nonetheless: Laughter is the Best Medicine

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Mad Munkey said...

Kerry - Having read your blog for the last couple weeks, I know what medication means in your life. I'm not saying medicine is bad. But I think too many of us rely on on dropping a pill when perhaps we should reevaluate what we are doing in our lives.

At 9:59 PM, Blogger drunkbh said...

I take one pill a day...vitamins. I don't want my body to get addicted physically or mentally to anything.

Oh...The viagra line was funny.

At 1:28 AM, Blogger BipolarPrincess said...

My family is thankful for medication :)

At 11:13 PM, Blogger 30Something said...

Load me up!

Kidding. I've had surgery twice and STILl have pills from it! I hate to take them!

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