Saturday, January 15, 2011

Where the Pills Go

A row of bottles on my shelf
Caused me to analyze myself.
One yellow pill I have to pop
Goes to my heart so it won't stop.
A little white one that I take
Goes to my hands so they won't shake
The blue one that I use a lot
Tells me I'm happy when I'm not
The purple one goes to my brain
And tells me that I have no pain.
The capsule tells me not to wheeze
It helps me not to cough or sneeze.
The red one, smallest of them all
Goes to my head so I won't fall.
Such an array of brilliant pills
Helps to cure all kinds of ills.
But what I'd really like to know
Is what tells each pill where to go.

I wish that I could take credit for this bit of rhme, but unfortunately the kudos go to "anonymous." It really gave me cause to wonder what would happen to me if I stopped taking even one of my many pills. I counted them up and my total for the day is 22. Of course some of them I take two or three times a day. Mostly, my pills are spplements. The ones in this category are: Red yeast, which I take in place of Lypitor, because I couldn't tolerate it, garlic, calcium, magesium, fish oil, multiple vitamin, vitamin B12, grape seed and a baby aspirin. The four prescription ones are gabapentin for my nerve damage, avapro for blood pressure, isosorbide to dialate my blood vessels, and omeprazole to keep my heartburn in check. My golly, it's no wonder that the pharmaceudical companies are making SO MUCH money.


  1. Such a funny poem, Mom. I totally thought you wrote it! (You've certainly done similar ones before...)

    Thanks for the laugh.


  2. Gee, I was about to comment..."now I know where Sue gets her talent"...! Very cute! I know what you mean about the drug companies getting money. They make millions and sometimes I wonder if finding a cure for cancer would be in their best intrests...hmmm...well, they do bring in the best lunches for hospital employees...big expense accounts I'm sure! My hubby is a Chiropractor and we take a ton of supplements too..looks like you're doing the best for your body! Keep up the good work! Oh, you asked before if YaYa was my it's Kathy...YaYa (not spelled that way) is Greek for Grandma and all my grandkiddos call me that. Now many of the gals I work with call me that too!

  3. My grandmother used to call them the Golden Years of Pills. She only took a few medications but having lived 90 years taking nothing, to her it seemed a lot.

  4. I'm right behind you Darlene! I take 17 every day. Most are not Rx but are supplements prescribed by my crazy doctor to do the same thing a prescription would do but naturally and with no harm. I hope. It's annoying to take them all, but every so often I've tried leaving one or the other out for a bit and the result isn't good. To your health!

  5. Well, I cannot tell you how each pill knows where to go, but I can tell you that whatever you take is working apparently because you are so delightful and your mind is sharp as can be...I love reading your posts. You are talented dear lady!

    I thought you had written the poem I had never heard it before.

    Stay healthy sweet friend! Hugs