Left over stuff

When I had ulcerative colitis, I tried just about everything anyone could think of to fix it, and I’m sure this is true of many people with that or similar diseases. I tried acupuncture, special diets, IV therapy, herbal treatments and tons of different vitamins and minerals and other supplements.

But each one didn’t handle the situation, so I would move on to the next one. And now that I am free from colitis, I have a entire shelf stuffed to the gills with these tons of partially used bottles of various supplements. A couple of them are just general vitamins or minerals that will be useful for me just as a general supplement or for my wife when she gets pregnant the next time (or maybe the next couple of times depending on how much I actually have left!). But I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the rest.

I was just going to start on a program of taking some of them each day and working my way through them all to use them up. I figured it couldn’t hurt as long as I didn’t go way overboard on one or another without balancing them out, but I have run into another problem: I don’t want to take any more pills at the moment!! I tried to take them. I have them all neatly put out for the next week in my pill organizer, but that was for a week a couple months ago, and they are still there. I have been religiously taking these supplements over the years and now that I don’t “have to”, I really don’t want to.

So now I’m stuck with a ton of these bottles and no where for them to go. It’s hundreds of dollars worth of supplements (if only we could have seen into the future to know what to buy and what not to buy), so I don’t really want to just throw them away. I think for now I will hold onto them. I will probably get over my disinterest in taking any pills some day, and then I’ll start working my way through them again. But in the meantime I have my shrine of bottles sitting on my shelf to commemorate my history with colitis.

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2 Comments on “Left over stuff”

  1. Christine Says:

    What are all these supplements? What were they for? Maybe you can let other people know what you have and what you have tried.

  2. Jared Says:

    Where to start? I guess I’ll have to do a follow up post on this since I’m not sure of all that is left in there.

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