Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I brought my friend home from the hospital today. It was a beautiful warm sunny day. But I doubt if she noticed. I cleaned out her refrigerator, restocked her pantry and had her prescriptions filled. She takes an antidepressant, an antipsychotic, 2 drugs to "improve her memory" (for her just recently diagnosed Alzheimer's disease) and a blood thinner. I am in excellent health but just thinking of this cornucopia of medications and plethora of possible side effects sours my stomach not to mention my disposition. Of course the symptoms of advanced Alzheimer's is hardly cheering. So I want to believe some of the literature published that these drugs "have helped millions" and that my friend will be one of them.