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I am 47 and thriving in Southern California. One day at a time.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

what's for breakfast?


1) CellCept (Mycophenolate Mofetil): immunosupression. 1 g twice daily

2) Neoral (Cyclosporine): immunosupression. 125 mg am/ 100 mg pm

3) Prednisone: immunosupression. 8 mg once daily

4) Inderal (Propranolol): hypertension. 80 mg/LA twice daily

5) Amlodipine Besylate (Norvasc): hypertension. 2.5 mg at bedtime

6) Lexapro: depression. 10 mg once daily

7) Nortriptyline (Pamelor): depression/preventative for headaches. 75 mg at bedtime

8) Tizanidine (Zanaflex): preventative for headaches. 4 mg three times daily

9) Furosemide (Lasix): diuretic. 20 mg once daily

10) Sodium Bicarbonate: elevated CO2 in blood. TWO 650 mg tablets twice daily

11) Calcium Citrate: osteopenia. 1000mg once daily

12) Ferrous Gluconate (Iron): anemia. 27 mg once daily

13) Nephro-Vite: vitamin designed for compromised kidney function. ONE tablet once daily

14) Alprazolam (Xanax): anxiety. take every 4 hours as needed

15) Zolpidem Tartrate (Ambien): insomnia. take one tablet at bedtime

16) Sumatriptan (Imitrex): for migraine headache. take one tablet. repeat after 2 hours

17) Metronidazole (MET lotion 1%): rosacea

[ oh, and i like to throw in a fish oil tablet. just 'cause.(18) ]


take daily with sentimental glass of strawberry milk.

restrain self from tossing drawer of medications over hill.

silently curse the revolting taste of prednisone.

vocally praise how freakin' young it makes me look.

swallow final pill. close drawer. sigh.



  1. Man oh man..what a breakfast of champions huh? Glad to see you are getting well.

  2. You are my hero. You get the award for determination as you chug down the intense list of pills day after day. Even as you take them when you are away from hom, out of your pretty blue travel "pill box" (yes, which is more like a suitcase) you never complain, just add ice to your milk or soy milk whatever is readily available. And I gag at the site of the ice in the milk, but I should be gagging alongside with you at the prednisone. Well, I can at least hold your hand anytime you want as you take your pills. Or maybe give each one a funny name??