Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I don't want to!

The number of times I've read and hear dthat line, "I don't want to," when it comes to taking medications is beyond amazing. There are a lot of things I don't want to do either, but I do them because 1) I have to, 2) I should, and 3) it would be better if I did.

Not too long ago, I was browsing an on-line forum for women. One woman was ranting and raving about how she had to take a drug for osteoporosis once a month. She said that it was horrible, that her doctor only cared about giving her pills and this was one big conspiracy to get us all to take more pills. Plus, it was horrible inconvenient to have to follow the rules of not lying down for a certain amount of time following ingesting the pill.

Yesterday, on that same forum, another woman wrote about how she was tempted to not tell her doctor that her blood pressure monitoring test wasn't done properly so he wouldn't realize how high her blood pressure really is. Why? Because, she wrote, "I don't want to take any pills."

I've heard this time and time again and the frustrating thing is not that they're denying their illnesses - it's this attitude of not wanting to take pills.

My answer? Fine - stop whining and don't take the flipping pills then. If you don't care about trying to stay healthy, don't take them. When you do have a stroke or you break a bone because of osteoporosis, you'll learn that the doctor wasn't taking you for a ride.

As far as I know, very few people like to take pills. We do it because we have to. So knock it off. Stop using the excuse, "I don't like taking pills." because, quite frankly, I don't really care.

I know, sounds harsh, but I'm tired of the self-centeredness of a lot of people these days. And yes, I think it's self-centered because if you don't take the pills, you will either be leaving behind people who love you, or give them something to stress about when you do become ill.

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