Pills (and obviously medicines in general) have been a HUGE part of my life since cancer entered it. At one point I was on probably 35-40 pills. Then, later, I was really happy with 20. Earlier this year, one pill actually did so much good, I was able to stop taking 6 other pills (it's wonderful!).
I bring this up because last week I was able to (or at least try to) eliminate one more pill from the regimen. It has been since last Thursday that I have taken it-it's for stomach acid and intestinal pain (so much damage was done during transplant when my intestines' linings sloughed off and also when my gall bladder had to be removed). I think it's going ok. I've had some pain but I'm not sure if it's just from all the junk I ate over the weekend-haha. Time will tell and I hope to be off one more pill for good. Although, as I've seen, pills can leave and others will come depending on the situation. They are a fact of my life and they usually help me feel better :).
Current Total Pill count (if I don't take the as-needed ones for pain or nausea, etc.): 9!
Nine is Fine-with me :).
Today, I am grateful for a great exam grade on an exam I thought I did horribly, friends, family, God.