I feel like an old, old woman. I had to buy a pill box. Good news: it’s stackable! Not sure why that was the selling point for me but it was. So there. Tomorrow I am supposed to start taking a prenatal vitamin (yeah I know, hold the commentary, I should have been taking it all along but I had a mental block about it), baby aspirin and DHEA. This is in addition to the birth control pills, Metformin, Vitamin D (I’m an Oregonian) and my Chinese herbs. Have I mentioned the Chinese herbs?? I love those. My acupuncturist sells them to me. They are freaking expensive but I feel like they mellow me out and just take a little bit of the edge off of my naturally irritable personality. I know nothing about these herbs except for that I took them to work to show my Chinese co-worked who said “ooohhh, this herb is for woman. Makes period less painful. I don’t know what the rest of this is. Are you sure it’s Chinese?” It wasn’t a total vote of confidence but it didn’t deter me either. I further interrogated her about her actual knowledge of Chinese medicine which she admitted was spotty at best and then reminded me she was a CPA and not a doctor. I do love my co-workers. They make me laugh every day. Back to the pills. While I felt no research was necessary with respect to the magic herbs, I do feel like I should research DHEA because I am told that it can cause problems if taken over an extended period of time. I guess that should be a cause for some concern but I kind of feel like I don’t really care about side effects and long term problems because it’s necessary now for me to achieve my immediate goal of getting knocked up by my doctor…er, my husband. Sort of. Anyway, with the addition of three new pills and the fact that I can barely remember to take my magical herbs three times a day I felt that a pill box was needed. So now my beautiful rainbow pill box sits on my counter waiting for me to fill it. Sigh, I think I’ll have some ice cream instead.