This is an example of just how lazy I can be. As I get "up there" in years, I have to rely on the kindness of doctors to keep me gracefully dancing away from the La Brea Tar Pit called by many; "The Golden Years". Let's say, I get hit by a Metro bus one day. Do I cheerfully recite from memory my complete medical history to the EMT's? Have I taken the time to learn to spell every medication my doctor has prescribed to me in an effort to reduce his own liability? Or, do I wear a MedicAlert around my neck and look like some New Jersey strip club owner?
Or, do I post my medications here, and give the EMT's my business card as they scrape me from under the bus, which features the URL of this very blog? Why yes, I do!
Do I care if the whole world knows I have to take this stuff ? Nope. Not a bit. Couldn't care less. And, for all those college kids who look at this list and cheerfully snort at my daily dependence on doctor prescribed medications - know that your time is soon coming. You will notice a nagging pain in a joint that may last a year and a half. Or, when you unexpectedly cough, you shit your pants. Or, you realize you've forgotten exactly where you live. I could go on and on. God's great equalizer is age.
Oh, and for those college kids still snickering about my advancing age - I probably nailed your Mom.
- Metformin - 500 mg (twice daily) anti-diabetic
- Lisinopril - 10 mg (once daily) ACE_inhibitor
- Sertraline - 20 mg (once daily) antidepressant
- Cyclobenzaprine - 10 mg (as needed) skeletal muscle relaxant
- Hydrocodone - 5-500 tablet (as needed) semi-synthetic opioid
Please note there are no "erectile dis-function" medications on this list.