30 Health Blog Posts in 30 Days, Everything Miz Meliz

What is in My Bag: Day 4 #NHBPM

There are too many prescription bottles in my bag right now. I am 44 years young and I am not happy that I can keep up a conversation about healthcare and medicines with people decades older than me. I don’t like that I am taking meds for Diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, depression, anxiety, migraines, arthritis, and back pain. That is ridiculous! I am young enough and have the physical and mental capacity to do something about this. I don’t want to be a slacker anymore! I need to lighten the load. I need to take control and combine different methods to manage my health issues and stop relying on the meds to feel better.

Most of the drugs I take are to be taken on an as needed basis. So I do not need to carry them around in my bag, realistically. I think I use them as a crutch. Knowing they are there, lets me off the hook. No more. I only need the Metformin in my bag. I only need the Pravastatin on my night table. Everything else can go in the medicine cabinet.

I will set the goal for this time next year. Hopefully, with diet and exercise I can reduce or eliminate the need for the Diabetes and high cholesterol meds. Instead of carrying around a bag of meds, I will be carrying a gym bag. Then I can tell you about that experience! I would much rather be talking about that with my friends!

I am starting now!