Did I Take a Large Blue Pill? – a Pill Drill Review
March 1, 2017 | Posted in: Medications
“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “
Picture me, sitting at the dinner table with my wonderful family, pill bottle in hand, confused look on my face, asking, “Did I take a large blue pill? “ Now, imagine blank stares around the table, a stammer of “maybes” and “I’m not sures” followed by a few, “You took something’s.”
Now, travel with me forward in time to the next day when my husband calls. At some point in the conversation, being the swell guy he is, he asks how I’m feeling. Terrible, I tell him. Terrible. I’ve missed some medication. I can feel it. The problem is, I’m not sure which one.
Three days later, I’m destined to report as I was hurling my fistful of lunchtime meds into my mouth, one fell out. The problem, I never found the escapee. So I don’t know which one I missed.
This is my life. Or at least it was. We knew the system wasn’t working. We’d tried fancy spreadsheets and simple, “Move the pill bottle to the right once you’ve taken it” sort of things, but seen no reduction in “Did I take a large blue pill?” questions at dinnertime.
Then came the pill drill and it saved our lives.
Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic. It did bring an end to my “Did I take a large blue pill?” question asking at dinnertime. You see, the pill drill has psychic powers. The pill drill always knows whether or not you took the large blue pill. It probably even reports back to Santa on the matter.
Here’s how it works. The system itself is like an alarm clock. You tell it when to go off. Once you’ve downloaded the app to a smartphone or tablet, you start telling it all of your business. Which medication do you take when? This way the alarm clock looking device can harass you appropriately at the appointed time. It works a bit like a scanner and barcode system. You place the scanning tags on your medications and run them over the alarm clock looking device when it starts beeping and says, “It’s time to take the large blue pill.”
Even cooler, if you are traveling or just want to skip the alarm clock looking device altogether, you can. You can operate all of it, through the app. I chose to download it on my Ipad, so when I’m away from home the Ipad tells me when it’s time to take which medication. In turn, I mark that it’s completed. Meaning, I can look at my ipad and know which medications I have and have not taken, without having to ask anyone at the dinner table.
I’m notorious for getting involved, distracted, whatever you want to call it and letting five hours slip by. This is where the pilldrill saves my life again. I cannot tell you how may times I have looked up and said, “Ah! I was supposed to take that medicine four hours ago!” The pilldrill brings me back to reality and says, “Hey you, get up and take your medicine!”
So, in summary, two thumbs up for the pilldrill and all its pill reminding, medicine tracking wonders.
That fistful of afternoon meds may make it to my mouth yet.
You can get yours at: pilldrill