Strategy To Take The Pills
I will need a new strategy to take the pills after my second MS Smart visit. Very little happened except that the number of daily pills is now increased from 1 to 2 each day. They have to be taken as near to twelve hours apart as possible. It is the sort of thing that seems very easy to do but hard to put into practice. I had to develop a strategy to take the pills. It had to be simple, idiot proof and effective, it sounds so easy.
The MS Smart team gave me two identical bottles of pills, ideally one bottle for the morning pill and one bottle for the evening pill. I now have enough pills for a month, one to be taken each time.
The strategy to take the pills
The first problem was to establish the best time to take the pills. The wife and I settled on eight in the morning and eight in the evening. I get up at or about eight every day so no problem there.
Morning and evening
Remembering to take the morning pill would be easy. Just get out of bed and swallow one. How was I going to remember to take my evening pill? Expecting me to remember to take a pill at 8 in the evening was definitely a step too far.
This is where modern technology stepped in. Setting an alarm on my phone seemed like a good idea.
Next we had to think where I am most likely to be at that time of day. Its just before supper time so I am going to be downstairs. So lets put the pills down stairs in the study.
Think about it sensibly
I am not good at going up and down stairs. It is a fact of life that I have to live with these days. Serious drop foot means that stairs are a challenge. Yet another reminder of the dreaded MS.
Would it work?
So now we had to test the strategy. Sitting in the study at 8.15 in the evening, then I hear PING-PING-PING That’s the alarm on my mobile phone so I pop a pill.
Yea success. Strategy has now been working successfully for several days.