Prior to 2018, I took ibuprophen, Tylenol PMAirborne if I was exposed to people with colds, and almost every two months, I'd be taking 10 days of penecillin, amoxicillin, or ampicillin for abcessing teeth.
Now, I take 14 presceiption medications!
I got a new one yesterday (#14). Because I'm on Medicare, a health system where 3of my doctors practice does a monthly "Wellness Assessment" call. A nurse asks me if there have been any changes to my various ailments, do I have any provider appointments coming up, can I still dress myself, have I fallen . . . (that one I told her I had, twice, and once was face-first into the pantry door, and the door WASN'T open!) But I did have to tell her about how my GERD has gotten a LOT worse, lately, with my mouth filling with stomach acid (which also went up my nose, last night!) and sometimes undigested food! The 3 Hour Rule ain't working anymore, and the pantaprozole also ain't working anymore either.
About 4 hours later, I get another call frome the same healthcare system, though this time, it is from my primay care doctor's office. The message had gotten through to Dr. ______ and he'd called in a new prescription to my gotta-have-ASAP-pharmacy, rather than my mail-order pharmacy.
So I get to add one more pill to pop in my morning cup of pills . . .
I have become the stereotypical geriatric person who lines every shelf in their medicine cabinet with pill bottles, and under the sink is the package of Depends, compression stockings in the sock drawer, a walker and two canes right by the front door.
Danm getting old sucks!
Isn't' aging fun? I'm always a little embarrassed at my list of medications and supplements, but they keep me going and more comfortable, so I'll keep taking them all.
I didn't even mention all the vitamins and supplements I add to the mix. But, yeah! I think I've become that age my Momma always said was her "Second Childhood". It gave her all kinds of freedome to behave in ways she never could before. So I should dig out Momma's pith helmet, stick my tongue out from under my bottom denture, and just have fun! 😁😁😁😁
Oh! I just realized I'm already the age she was when she did all that! I'm 53, will be 54 in January--and Momma only lived to 58! I better get busy!
I am sorry you lost your mom so young. Mine passed this past July at 98. But you're a young pup still. I am 61.
Naaaah, you're younger than my partner. He turned 64 in October!