You would think after eight years I would have this whole chronic illness patient thing down. There would be no issue remembering to take medication or dread scheduling appointments as they have become a part of my new kind of normal.
I’m not there yet.
Of course, I’ve never been known to do anything the easy way so why should this be any different. You may wonder, “What makes it so hard to stick to treatment, especially when it offers some improvement? If you know the medicine helps, why don’t you follow the instructions like you should?”
Honestly, I have been asking myself this question over and over the past couple days. Honestly I’m not sure when was the last time I took a full day’s medications one time as instructed.
I’m a rebel, I guess.
Or just really stupid.
You see, taking my medicine and supplements as prescribed would require taking around 15 pills a day to feel mediocre. If taking 15 pills would help me to feel great or even increase the number of good days, I don’t think I would have a problem sticking to it. However, mediocre just doesn’t seem acceptable especially when it comes to the side effects of said medications. Of course, if I don’t take my medications then the number of even mediocre days goes downhill fast which for a normal person would be motivation enough to stick with the plan. Again there is that word normal.
Its one of those things that I know I should do. Really. Maybe if I buy myself a really cute pill case it will help 🙂
Do you have something in your life that you know you should do but for the life of you have the hardest time sticking with, especially when you know its good for you?