OK, I am terrible with medication compliance. I have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and take meds three times a day. That is a whole lot of remembering, and sometimes, life just gets in the way. Sometimes, I just feel like a superhero and think I can do it all. I mean, do you think Wonder Woman was really all that together? Man, how did she fight all those bad guys all the time? Do you think she woke up in the morning and said, “Oh no,not today! I’m cancelling my day; hell, I’m taking a life break.” Do you think she set her watch alarm three times a day so she could remember to take her pills? Maybe she took super vitamins! Oh, I think I’m fooling myself; she was probably just fine, handled everything well. Gosh, I wish I could be like her, with super powers, and just be so perfect. Man, I cannot even change my routine without a complete freak out. I eat the same thing nearly always because routine is so comforting to me; it keeps me calm. It helps to know what my day will look like.
Wonder Woman probably has no problem changing her routine or remembering to take her medication. Life reminds me in a hurry if I forget a pill, get busy, and forget an entire day. I become shaky, jittery, nervous, a feeling of intense worry, and then suddenly—I remember—I forgot my pills. I will never be Wonder Woman; telling me to relax is like telling water not to be wet. I will never be like Wonder Woman, but I am terrific when I take my meds. Lex Luthor seems pretty whacked, kind of adorable, crazy, but funny. Why can’t I just marry that guy?! My anxiety would look like a walk in the park compared to that villain.
I suppose my reality is a whole lot better than being a superhero. And I will never wake up as Wonder Woman, so I think I will just remember to take my meds and be the superhero in my own life!