Monday, January 21, 2013

Pill Popper

Hello all!  I just got home from having a root canal, so yeah, I'm feeling awesome.  (That was sarcasm.) Actually, this was Root Canal-The Sequel, since the endodontist began the job a month ago, but just as the appointment was ending and I thought I was free, he mentioned that I would have to let the medicine he injected into the roots sit in there for a month.  I was instructed to come back in 4 weeks so I could sit though everything AGAIN and then I'd be done.  Stupid tooth.  Needless to say I've had better mornings.  But, having this done reminded me that I wanted to share a new-to-me-iPhone app that I started using last month after Root Canal-Part One.

After that first appointment, I was in a LOT of pain.  Even though the nerve in my tooth was gone, the pressure of having the medication injected into the roots caused irritation up in my bone above the tooth and it felt like I had been hit in the face with a baseball bat.  I called the endodontist and he was nice enough to give me some pain meds which I was to take in conjunction with standard ibuprofen.  The addition of this new pain-management routine plus the medications I take on a daily basis anyway became a little too much for me to remember.  Putting them all on a to-do list or my calender cluttered things up too much, so I began looking for an iPhone app that was designed specifically for this purpose.

After looking at a few, I finally decided on the app "Pillboxie".

You can enter all the medications you take, enter their dosage details, set a schedule, and view your medication history.
For each medication, you can edit how it appears and make it look as close to the real thing as possible.
To set the schedule, you actually drag and drop the pills into a little pill container !
You can set reminders for multiple users.  My cat Binx is listed as a user so I remember to give him his antibiotic!
Also, you can set different music to play for each user so you know who's alarm it is when it goes off.  Mine sounds like a harpsichord, and Binx's sounds like hand bells.  Too cute!  If you happen to be busy or driving when the alarm goes off, there is a snooze function you can press to remind you again in a few minutes.  Very helpful.  

So, that's Pillboxie.  It's cute and it works, 'nough said.  It's currently listed at the price of $0.99 cents.

I'm exhausted, time for a nap.


Anonymous,  January 22, 2013 at 10:50 PM  

I am glad you are back. Love the blog. I also like the app going to try it out.

Jane,  March 3, 2013 at 9:42 PM  

Thanks for the app advice. I'll have to look for it. sorry you had to go through the root canal.