Once upon a time there was a big moron. She was actually kind of short, but she was large in moronic actions. She had been taking a bunch of medicine that the doctors had been telling her to take to keep her well. And she was well, for the most part. Life was happy. Happy and perfect.
One day, she decided, “I don’t need this crap anymore.” She decided to stop taking her medicine. This went on for a year and a half until she was quite a mess. Sick, with no energy, miserable.
She went to the doctor. When she figured out what her moronic patient had done, she let out a shriek that could be heard for quite some distance. And with the push of a few buttons on the telephone, the moron was back on her medicines again.
All seemed well, a happy ending. The moron was much less of a moron and took her pills religiously. But then some time later, she felt sick again. Slowly but surely, even though she kept taking her pills, she descended into a condition similar to what she felt when she incurred the wrath of her doctor. So back to the doctor she went.
After a zillion tests to figure out what was wrong, all of them coming up normal, the doctor began to say it was all in her patient’s head. Finally, a bigger doctor decided to change her pills. And it was like magic! The moron was cured once again!
She went happily on her way for about five months. Then, suddenly, out of the blue, the sickness returned, and with more of a vengeance than ever. She ran to the big doctor, and he told her to go back to the shrieking doctor, because he didn’t think the sickness was his problem. So, now, the moron awaits her appointment with the shrieking doctor who thinks it’s all in her head.
In an attempt to do something out of character and do something smart, she went to the net to read about her sikness and the medicines she takes. And so it was that she found with great dismay, that she may have caused her own undoing by not taking her medicine for that year and a half. Now she wonders what the rest of her life will consist of, and whether she will ever be consistently well again.
So, the moral of the story is, don’t be a moron! If you’re on medicine that you’ve been on for a while, don’t stop taking it without talking to the doctor at the very least! For fuck sakes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!