A Sleepy, Boring Two Weeks Ahead of Me
I’m going to spare you the gory details, and just summarize: had a few bouts of not feeling so hot, over the past month or so. A bit of nausea that showed up, and then kind of went away. Got checked out by the doctor, and it’s not a big deal – my symptoms were related to a slight bit of inflammation – so the recommendation I got was to take Ibuprofen twice a day, and to cut out all extraneous fluids.
That is: no coffee, no tea, no alcohol, no soda pop. He even went so far as to tell me to avoid decaf anything, if I could. It’s not a super hard and fast rule, and he said I could just ignore his advice and see if the Ibuprofen helps… but better safe than sorry.
So – two weeks, and I go back for another checkup. And in that time, it’s a whole lot of water and not much else for me. Which means without my coffee and alcohol, I’m going to be sleepy all the time… and all of you are going to be really boring to talk to. Huzzah.
Going without alcohol won’t be all that bad, though I have gotten used to having a beer when I get home from work. The coffee thing will be a bit harder to kick, as I’m used to sipping on coffee throughout the day. We have some pretty terrible Starbucks packets at work, so it’s not like I’m missing all that much. I guess it’s the caffeine I miss, more than the coffee.
Two weeks. But hey, at least I’ll be pretty hydrated in the meanwhile, right?