|getting old is stupid
||[Mar. 20th, 2018|12:58 pm]
Hemlock B. Bootsalotta
You know, I never think of myself as having SAD. But Axel replaced the bulbs in our lightbox and by the next day I'm able to force myself up the stairs to sit on the stationary bike for a half an hour.
The "move more" project is not going so well. My arthritis has been really making me miserable and I find it hard to push myself to move when it hurts so much. But being sedentary makes it worse, so then it hurts more, so I want to do it less so it gets even harder, so you see where it turns into such a big stupid Thing.
I know it's partially my own fault since I have supplements I'm supposed to be taking for my joints. I haven't been lately because they are these massive hard horse pills and I literally gag every time I try to swallow them. So trying to do that has become a big stupid Thing. But c'mon, I should be able to find a solution for this, says I and so I ask Axel to break a couple up for me.
So he grinds a couple into powder. And I scoop up a big spoonful of the stuff into my mouth and...
Boy howdy, do I not recommend.
It turns out that the supplements are oily which I guess I should have expected since they are literally lube for your joints. So the power sticks all over the inside of my mouth and it is foul stuff. Much choking and gagging and making faces complete with watering eyes and trying to rinse it down with my coffee later and I have to admit this is even worse than the horse pills.
So my next experiment will be buying some gelatin caps and stuffing the powder in there. I'll have to take about 50 of them that way, but (I hope) at least I'll be able to actually get them down.
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