Howdy! How’s every little thing around here? I’ve been mostly gone for about 3 months, because back around the beginning of March I got sick AF. I coughed for about 10 days straight, to the degree that even the Codeine-laced cough syrup plus tessalon pearls STILL wouldn’t stop the coughing. So, for about 3-4 weeks at the end of winter, I literally couldn’t smoke.
Before that, I had been thinking about/wanting to quit anyway. Why didn’t I? Well, for the most part I still really enjoy smoking. It’s hard to quit doing something you like. I smoked a pipe, after quitting cigarettes some 7 years ago. With the cigarettes, I honestly was sick of smoking them. I’d still have one from time to time, especially with a beer. For completely unrelated reasons, I’ve quit drinking now too - mostly because every time I drank more than 8 ounces of beer, I immediately got a hangover.
So anyway, I was thinking about quitting and then got sick for weeks and weeks. At the beginning of April, I was sent to see a specialist and they did a biopsy of an ulcer on one of my tonsils. The doctor who did the biopsy was pretty sure it was cancer. Turns out he was wrong, but that’s scary enough to hear.
So yeah, I quit. It sucks. I miss it, and I have a hard time concentrating on pretty much anything. But only while I’m at work! I don’t even think about it otherwise. Between the lying around for a month while I was sick and the quitting of the stimulant, I’ve also put on a bunch of weight and now my pants don’t fit. I’m a slender guy, but suddenly I’ve got this belly hanging over my belt. None of this makes me happy, but Doctor Girlfriend still finds me sexy and is glad I quit.
Here we are. How’s it going? How are your moms? What’s the new news?