Wednesday, January 28, 2009

How many calories in vitamins?

I seem to take a ton of ‘stuff’ every day; everything from multi-vitamins to immune boosters. Here is a picture of what I take most days, although some of them (anti-nausea & steroids) were just around my chemo days and I'm hoping I won’t have to take them with the new treatment.

It is complicated to keep track of what I should be taking, and when. Some things need to be taken with food, others at least 20 minutes before or after eating. I keep my pills in a container from Dollarama that’s meant to organize hardware or sewing tools. It allows me easy access to my pills without having to open a ton of pill bottles. It makes travelling a bit easier too.

Some days I’ve had a hard time swallowing all of the pills and drops. The pills make me gag and the smell of the drops from my naturopath make me nauseous. I’ve learned to take my morning pills with oat bran; I bury a pill in a spoonful and swallow. I mix my drops up in the morning with the juice of a whole lemon, in a jug of water, and drink it during the day.

It seems like a lot but I’m doing well, so I’m reluctant to stop taking anything. My oncologist advised me to keep doing what I’m doing, so that’s what I plan to do. Even if I gag!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work. It works if you work it!!!!