It seems I have Quitters Flu. I had no idea such a thing existed and if I had I am not sure I would have decided to do this stopping smoking thing right now.
It was my birthday on Wednesday and my beloved fiancee has come up from London to take me away for the weekend.
Last Saturday I decided it would be a good idea to stop smoking and got myself one of those vape things. I smoked my last cigarette yesterday, however had been cutting down throughout the week so was pretty pleased with myself. It worked out in the past week I have had 2 packs of cigarettes instead of the normal 6 or 7.
Sitting here on the couch I now have to admit I have quitters flu. I have had to come out of bed at stupid o’clock in the morning because of the cough and sore throat. Now I am sitting drinking tea and taking over the counter flu remedies to see if the symptoms can be alleviated.
I mean to say, what idiot decides to stop smoking the very week that their fiancee is traveling hundreds of miles to spend time with them? I worked it out just now, 38 years of smoking and I think it’s a good idea to stop when he is here to spoil and pamper me. I must be mad.
The good thing is, I feel so awful that I have no intention of going back to the cigarettes to go through this again. Wish me luck.