This blogpost is sponsored by Walgreens!
Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
One could swear by this quote, isn’t it? It’s so important that we try our best in life to make sure we lead a good one, especially when it comes to our health. As the wise old saying goes – Health is Wealth. And we need to really take care of it. And I can say this because I’ve seen my husband in very bad shape just because slight carelessness and forgetfulness. He suffers from chronic Gout, and when the pain in his toe joints is at its peak, he is unable to move. Even the blood circulation causes him so excruciating pain.
Three years back, on my birthday, he suddenly couldn’t walk. He didn’t tell me that he was experiencing certain discomfort from the night before lest I get upset. His gout medicines were over since a while and since he has been pain free for a long time, he didn’t bother getting his refills. Just when we were about to leave for my birthday lunch, he almost collapsed because of the pain and couldn’t move anymore. Murphy’s law kicked in! It was a Saturday, the doctor wasn’t available and in fact was she was on vacation. I had recently moved to the US and didn’t have a driving license then. And the list is endless. Well, somehow we managed to get steroid based medicines for him that time and of course we swore to each other, never to put ourselves in such a helpless situation ever again.
On a side note – did you know that nearly 100 million Americans do not follow their prescription requirements correctly – either because of forgetfulness, inconvenience or lack of education. And, 33% of prescriptions are never filled. Thankfully, for us these are things of the past. And now we have some amazing tools at our disposal to make sure we never forget out prescribed medication especially in case of a chronic illness. Like the new Walgreens app. It is a fantastic tool that makes sure you never miss a day of your medication.
It has some amazing features like:
a.If you’re ever confused about medication, you don’t have to wait until morning to get answers. The Walgreens 24/7 Pharmacy Chat is always available to help.
b. It’s important to create a routine for taking your medication. Walgreens offers a pill reminder feature on their app to keep you on track.
c. No matter how busy you are, Walgreens services can help you stay on top of your medications. Save a Trip Refill and Walgreens Express TM help make medication refills quick and easy. Find out more by visiting your local Walgreens pharmacist.
And make sure you take you take care of yourself and the ones you love dearly.
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