Yep. This is day eight. This is the first day that I’m not feeling so hot. I’m not craving smoking (or drinking), but I’m not feeling very well. At first I just thought it was because I forgot to take my Prilosec (which always make me feel horrible, especially in the middle of the night), then I thought my body is starting to deal with the lack of alcohol and nicotine (and whatever other zillion ingredients are in cigarettes), but I actually think I have the flu on top of all that.
I woke up in the middle of the night, accompanied by my sweet little mutt, Cobra, and I’ve been yuck ever since (nearing 12 hours). I have a fever and can’t get warm (and I’m always hot), so chances are it’s the flu. However, chances are strong it’s combination which is even worse.
According to the American Heart Association, it’s between two to three weeks when your lung capacity and performance and circulation will begin to improve. I think that will be the next milestone, so I’m hanging tight. In the meantime, I am trying to take more walks with my four legged kids and cleanse my body of toxins. I’ve switched from caffeinated drinks to caffeine free herbal tea, lots of lemon water, and more vegetables.
I know this will all pass, so I am not getting discouraged (well, just a little) that I don’t feel so hot today. I’m going to take a hot shower, make some tea (the chicken noodle soup for a late breakfast seemed to help), and sit in the sun in the backyard (as suggested by my dear friend Ms. Tere’) to get warm and soak up some Vitamin D.
The comfort of my furry friends cannot be underestimated during this time. My babies are always there to show me love. My human friends have been pretty awesome, too.
Until next time…
To better health! XOXOXO