|Break the foil with a fingernail|
Theoretically, I should be able to push on the bubble side of the blister pack, and have the pill just pop out of the foil side. That's what manufacturers would have me believe is possible.
What actually happens is that I push and push, and nothing happens. I keep trying, and throw my whole body into the effort and almost find myself rolling on the floor wrestling with the packaging. When I finally do get the pill out, I am more than likely to cut myself on the foil. Of course, if it's a capsule, by this time, it's flattened, and I'm amazed it hasn't exploded and let all the powder out.
Just recently something miraculous has happened.
I've recently started to grow fingernails. Well, I've always grown fingernails, but they've been thin, weak and constantly split and broken off. Since the doctor has been checking vitamin and mineral levels on my regular blood tests, and getting me to take supplements on the things I was low on, I've grown thick, strong fingernails of the type I've only ever dreamed of. They're so strong, that instead of breaking off, I've actually had to cut them!
Did you know the round edge of a fingernail is just the right shape to fit around the edge of a pill in a blister pack? Now I puncture the edge of the foil beside the pill, and suddenly it really is easy to just pop the pill out of the pack!
|Cut the plastic band.|