I haven't written about it in a while, but I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. It really stinks. I hate it. So far I have not seen the "silver lining" in the cloud, or the "sunshine through the storm." Nope. It just really hurts and makes me really tired. Anyway,one of the joys that comes along with this wonderful disease is the many medications that I have to take every day to keep it under control. One medication costs $77 a month, another $33, and yet another $2.50. That is a whopping total of $112.50 . Yikes.
Rob picked up one of the medications for me from CVS, and I took it at bed time like always. The next morning I didn't see it in the medicine cabinet, so I started wondering why I hadn't put it back in it's regular spot. I casually looked around for it, but by around 5pm, I was close to frantic. I emptied the medicine cabinet 3 times, looked through the junk drawer, the refrigerator, pantry, etc. Then came the dreaded, "looking through the trash" I was convinced this is where it was. Everything that gets lost in our house is usually found in the trash…go figure.
So, I dug my way through a rotten tomato, dryer lint, sticky papers and wet, disgusting paper towels with who knows what on them, all the way to the bottom of the trash. No medicine. My head literally started pounding, I'm not sure if it was from revulsion or worry, or a combination of both.
Rob got home. I told him about the missing $77 medicine. He was very kind and didn't lecture me. He took the trash outside and proceeded to do exactly as I had done. No medicine. We went to the girl's meet and greet at school, out to dinner, then back home. Still no medicine. I looked through the junk drawers, refrigerator and medicine cabinet one more time and ….oops. There it was….on the shelf where I always keep it. I had forgotten that they gave me the same medicine in a different bottle.
So what can we learn from this? Looks can be deceiving? Live and let go? When Life gives you lemons make Lemonade? Hopefully there is something clever worth learning here. Any ideas?