September 27, 2023

Screw the Bedazzler

What else sucks about young adult cancer besides puking, wrestling with death, and feeling like you may have no future? Carrying around in your purse a plastic day-of-the-week med reminder box that reeks of the nursing home life.

For years I have placed on my to-do list the Martha Stewart-esque craft project of attacking my geriatric Walgreen’s pillbox with a bedazzler in an effort to sparkle up the fact that I take pills three times a day. Alas, I’d don’t have one iota of Martha in me. Frankly, I’m just too lazy. I have resigned myself to carrying clunky plastic pill boxes in my purse, and screw it if I look like I just walked off the set of the Golden Girls. Until now. Check out the great pill boxes I just stumbled upon.

Martinis, Golf Clubs, and Dragonflies, Oh my!
Design your own metal case that holds a seven day pill box. Choose from 21 cool designs and iridescent colors, many of which are gender neutral. From

Rosie the Riveter
If you only need to carry a few pills with you at a time and don’t need to organize them by days of the week, nothing will make you feel like you are kicking cancer’s ass quite like Rosie. Of course it is on Etsy. Where else?

Are you taking pills or are you on the pill?
The Med Sun Seven is a great little compact that unfolds into a seven day pill box. If you’ve ever schleped around birth control pills, you surely can do this one too. It’s available on Amazon and other med reminder sites.

Have you ever felt like a Golden Girl (or guy) from carrying geriatric pill boxes?
Do you have additional sources for cool pill boxes? (Especially jumbo sizes for those of us who have to toss back multiple pills large enough for a barnyard animal.)

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  1. mellancollyeyes Says:
    October 5th, 2008 at 2:44 AM

    I have a huge stash of pills to take every day, too, so I can relate to the Golden Girls feeling. Especially when diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which occurs mainly in elderly, post-menopausal women, not in 20 year old college girls, which I was at the time I was diagnosed. Total Golden Girls moment.

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