I POP VITAMINS LIKE AN ADDICT SHOTS HEROIN...
I've been taking a multitude of supplements for nearly 20 years. I switch out the brands but generally I take a good, basic multivitamin and then an Omega (fish oil) supplement. It's so routine I don't even have to think about it. Though sometimes I'll have to prompt myself: Did I take my vitamin? I'll retrace my steps. Did I go into the cabinet this morning? Or if at work, did I open my desk draw?
Yesterday, at work in between meetings, I grabbed a protein bar, water and reached for my vitamins. I took out the two daily ones and the two Omega's. They're big pills but over the years I've been able to handle 4-6 large vitamins in my mouth and swallow with one large gulp of water. So I throw them in my mouth, take a swig of water, throw my head back in a swallow when I noticed that my mouth didn't seem as full. They went down to easily. I didn't think too much of it...went about my morning.
A little while later, while the water (and coffee) spent enough time in my bladder, it was time to visit the rest room. At the urinal, undoing my pants I felt a tickling in my shirt, then something slide into my underwear, down my leg and then into my shoe. A stray vitamin that had apparently missed my mouth, fell down my shirt. I chuckled as I peed with the vitamin now in my shoe. Standing there I said to myself, "I'll half to take it out and use it." After all they're not cheap vitamins and it's only touched my body. As I zipped up and went to walk over to the sink it fell out of my shoe onto the bathroom floor.
What do you think? Did I picked it up and take it?
Reminder, today is the second to last day of March's daily posts. It's hard to believe it's gone by so fast.