December 16th – ‘Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer’

The title of my blog today might be a bit of an exaggeration but this Grandma is feeling rough this week and definitely not much in a mood to ‘celebrate’.

I had my hernia procedure on Tuesday morning. It was, as hospital experiences go, a great experience. Before I had time to stress about it, I was done and gone. Yay!

Then things started to slide. I left the hospital with a small patch over a tiny incision – a small patch to which I am obviously very allergic to. I also, left with prescriptions for three medications – none of which agree with me. I tossed the painkillers and anti-inflammatory. The third medication I will try to deal with for the time being. I can handle nausea and sleepiness. If I lose my breath, blood pressure or pulse, I may have to rethink this one as well.

That is it for today, folks. I am ready for a serious nap. Take care and have a great day!

July 5th – Magical Meds

Medically speaking, my husband and I are relatively fortunate.   Dan has a couple of prescriptions that he takes on a regular basis while I have a handful of inhalers that I use.   Typically, this bit of magic keeps us on our feet and out of our local health facilities. 

Breathing easier with inhalers

Occasionally, our health issues are more acute and at times have been life-threatening.  At those times, antibiotics, blood thinners, antihistamines, and oral corticosteroids have been life savers.   On very rare occasions, prescription strength pain killers have helped us through the likes of kidney stone attacks or dental surgery.

While our health issues are relatively mild and manageable, there are countless others dealing with health issues (physical and mental) that are far more serious. Without the magic of modern medication, many lives would be short lived and/or unbearable.

Finally, unlike medications that manage, treat, or cure disease, vaccines prevent people (and animals) from even contracting a disease – or at least a severe case of the disease. That is some serious MAGIC!

Whether our medications are preventative, life enhancing, or life saving – they are modern day magic that we are fortunate to have access to when we need them.

A magical summer moment that I was able to experience and enjoy because of respiratory inhalers. 🤗

That is it for my magical moment today. Whether you are searching in your medicine cabinet or elsewhere today, I hope you find your own magic!

Have a great day, stay safe, and see you tomorrow! 💞