May 09, 2017Daily Pills

A photograph of prescribed pills and dietary supplements
A couple of prescribed pills and some supplements. Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

At what point do you throw in the towel and admit that, maybe, just maybe, you are not the young person you used to be?

I still think of myself as young, fit, and healthy. The reality is I’m no longer any of them. In the last nine months or so I’ve hit some minor health problems which I previously associated only with people in need of a burial plot.

An aside – don’t laugh – on our last trip to the UK I found out I still own a very small patch of England. You’ve guessed it – a burial plot.

The net result is that I’ll probably be taking a couple of these pills for the rest of my life. Unless, that is, the Fitbit Ginger insisted that I buy, and the Standing Desk I’ve invested in works; and I actually start to exercise again … and lose some weight. The other pills are supplements: some basic vitamins and Magnesium. Magnesium is supposedly good for my heart and should also deal with some nasty muscle cramps I’ve been having – I thought cramps were just a teenager thing, apparently not.

One of the pills was really addling my brain for a while. It may still be doing so now. I switched to taking it just before bed so I sleep through the worst of its effects.

Copyright © 2017 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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