There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rip Off Those Labels

Good Morning All! It has been a great last couple of days. Mom has taken to her new med. And she is nice and comfy most of the time. In the mornings she still likes to yell while getting a bath or getting out of bed. I think that she is just trying to tell us to leave her alone. Hopefully she is not in pain.
Mom is not on any narcotics but for those out there who are I wanted to warn you to make sure you rip off the labels on your medicine bottles before you toss them in the trash. In the news we hear a lot about people breaking into homes demanding drugs. The reason for this is people go through your trash and read the empty medicine bottles and than find out where you live and make a visit. There are a lot of people that handle trash . At curb side or at the trash yard and maybe in between . We recycle all our medicine bottles but I make sure the labels are off. Because mom has taken narcotics in the past . But she is off them now . They just make her to doped up and she can't eat. Or won't wake up to eat. The doctors really like having her on them but I want her to eat. They want her to be pain free and just laying around all day without yelling or voicing her thoughts on things. I want no pain too. The difference is I want her to eat , talk , get out of bed  and be pain free.


  1. I have never even thought of that. I had my Mom here fighting cancer & I never thought to rip the labels off! I will keep this in mind!.

  2. Karen, thanks for the advice, I've never heard or thought about the medicine bottles, but it sure makes sense.

    It's so good to hear that your mother is doing good without the narcotics.....and seems happier.
    You're such a wonderful caretaker/daughter!

  3. So good to hear that she is doing well. Good advice. We have always torn up the labels, even when the prescriptions were not something anyone else would want. Dear Hubby is a retired FDA investigator, so any issues about drugs has been important to us.

  4. I'd never thought of removing labels on drugs. I just learn something new all the time. That's a good thing!!! Thanks.


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