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No More!

What’s wrong with this picture?




That’s right. It is empty. An empty coffee cup.

Why is it empty? Are we out of coffee?





No.

Are we out of creamer?



No.

Are the coffee makers broken?

No.




And yet….





Hello, My name is Kay and I am an addict. I have built up an addiction to caffeine.

And yesterday my doctor told me in no uncertain terms that I have to stop.

Cold Turkey.


I have an allergy that can no longer be ignored.

So,
No more coffee.

No more tea,


No more soda,




None for me.


And no more chocolate.



Le Sigh

11 comments:

Kimbo said...

I don't consume any of those things (I drink herbal tea) so I was thinking "this wouldn't be so bad for me"...but then you mentioned chocolate. Oh my. :(

Just out of curiosity, how does a caffeine allergy present itself? Is it like an anaphylactic response or a different kind of allergy?

Mojo said...

If a doctor ever tells me that I'll go find another doctor. Srsly. Just go ahead buffer up some of your best potassium chloride and hit me with your best shot, 'cause I'll be killin' somebody in short order.

Oh! I just saw your Prop 8 update. Gotta go read!

Jeff B said...

No can be such a nasty little word!

Anthroslug said...

Sorry to hear about this - but on the upside, at least you'll be feeling less sick soon.

Jay said...

I had to do the same thing. It's brutal. I finally gave in and had half of an 8 ounce can of coke zero and a couple of days later I had a swig or two of pepsi. It took care of my no caffeine headache almost immediately.

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Well, at least you're not allergic to dark chocolate, like I am! I mean, you can live without coffee, but without chocolate? What's the point in life, right? Ha!

I'm sharing this in my what I'm reading box...I love the "Le Sigh!" Ha ha!

Kay said...

Kimbo: I think it affects (or can affect) different people in different ways… in my case it causes chest pains and difficulty breathing. Not fun.

Jay: my headache started yesterday around 1145… it is still with me…. Not that bad, but constant.

myrelish said...

Ouch, I feel your pain, but from a different perspective. My man was suffering from chest pains too, and after all manner of tests, xrays and scans it was discovered that it was the caffeine (from an overindulgence of coke) causing his heart palpitations and chest pains! Fortunately he is away from home as he travels the path of withdrawal.

Anndi said...

:(

I'm sorry. I am glad your doc figured it out though.

Kay said...

@Myrelish: I hope he is doing better now! Chest pains are all sorts of horrible. I am doing ok… no headache yet today, but the day is still young.

@Anndi: This just means I get to get addicted to something else!

steveisgood said...

In a few years time, your sensitivity to all things caffeine will revert to childhood levels, and you will be glad for the change.

When I was in college, I was up to 13 cups a day...my heart hated me in those days....along with a trail of women, but that's not relevant right now....

Then, I learned that my father had his first (of 5) heart attacks at the age of 32, my uncle died of a heart attack at the age of 56, and two of my aunts had been hospitalized for, you guessed it: Spontaneous intestinal explosion....I mean heart attacks.

Anyway, I'm down to one or two cups a week these days (at most), and one cup sends my heart beating so fast that I have to take a cup of Green Tea to calm down.

It's better this way, trust me.

Still....chocolate is delicious, and I grieve with thee.