My memory is not perfect and I’m actually very likely to forget if I’ve taken my medications on any given day. So I have the rainbow tower and I can look back and figure it out. It’s a habit I have cultivated to make sure that I don’t forget to take care of myself.  I have my tower, I have a glass of water, and I keep them in a place I see every morning.

This means every time I get my refills I play what I call “the counting game.”  I get to count to seven repeatedly as I set out the next weeks’ meds.  It’s tedious and annoying.  It is part of my life I struggle to find the words for, the daily in and out of living with chronic health conditions.

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