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Aug 15, 2019 08:46AM
Aug 15, 2019 08:49AM
I take some other medications, but I take Arimidex by itself. When I go to bed, I put a travel mug (with cover*) of ice water on my dresser, and stand the pill bottle on top of it. When I get up to pee usually around 3 am, I take the Arimidex pill with the lovely cold water, and then stand the bottle UPSIDE DOWN on the dresser away from the mug. When I wake up in the morning for real, there's no need to wonder if I took it, as I see the upside down bottle.
Sometime during the day, when I'm in the bedroom for some other reason, I turn the bottle upright in the spot where I will stand the mug of water that night. Rinse and repeat. I've followed this procedure for four years and have never missed a pill. (I don't travel anywhere, so not sure how I'd do this if I were on a European tour. I'd probably follow the same procedure.)
I also use a mail-order pharmacy (Express-Scripts) for Arimidex and the other stuff I take. The pills arrive in the mail like clockwork, and I usually have a month or two ahead. Very convenient!
*The reason I use a glass/mug/container with a cover is the following: Long ago in a galaxy far, far away, I used to keep a glass of water next to the bed uncovered. One morning I woke up and there was a giant, dead cockroach floating in the water! EWWW! That was 47 years ago, but I learned my lesson in one take. No more uncovered water glasses next to the bed.
3/2015, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
3/12/2015 Lumpectomy: Left
6/10/2015 Whole-breast: Breast
7/15/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)