I take a maximum load of blood pressure medications. “The full load,” my cardiologist once commented. Since then, I’ve managed to stop taking two of them. The rest, I’m stuck with.
Earlier surgery for ulcers means I also take a maximum amount of antacids. Sometimes, I can back off them for a couple of day, but eventually, I have no choice. I also take mild medications for sleep. We are working on pain and currently, I’m not taking anything, but next week that will change. In total, even with cut backs, It’s still an awful lot of medication. If I could figure out how to take less, I would. On a bad week, whatever all this medication fixes or prevents, it also makes me kind of sick.
All of this explains that I don’t feel well while there’s nothing wrong with me that isn’t always wrong with me. Today I decided to wash my hair, and incidentally, clean the shower. I have discovered the amount of time it takes for the conditioner to saturate my hair is enough time to thoroughly clean the shower.
While I was cleaning the shower, I noticed a device I bought a couple of years ago. It’s supposed to catch one’s hair before it gurgles down the drain. It was on a shelf in the shower. I have another one that works better, so I don’t use it. I turned it over and it was grimy on the bottom with a hint of mold.
I threw it in the trash.
That’s right. I took a “good-fer” and dumped it into the trash can. It might not sound like much, but It was a magic moment. Every now and then, I get inspired and realize I do not need to keep every item I own, even if I paid for and have never used it — and probably never will.
I can throw it out! What a concept! It did not cure my stomach but there was a certain triumph in that brief moment of disposal. I felt like a winner. I had thrown away an item I didn’t need and no one had to force me to do it. Usually it is my son saying: “Do you use it? Will you use it? THROW IT AWAY.” Garry is no help because he saves everything, the king of good-fers. At least he has stopped buying more things he won’t use to add to the collection.
Today, I triumphed over uselessness. On this special day, I disposed of a bathroom thingie all by myself. Maybe I can find one more item to throw away.
Prepare the celebratory parade!