I have never considered myself an addict, I haven’t smoked in 50 years, I don’t drink excessively, have never used drugs other than those prescribed by my doctor. Nevertheless it seems I’m an addict.
This week I spent two days at the hospital for nuclear stress test., On Tuesday they gave me a radioactive injection followed by Xrays. Wednesday I was given a second injection, followed by a treadmill breathing exercise, then more Xrays. I received the instructions for the tests the previous week and as of midnight Sunday I had to refrain from using coffee,tea,chocolate and anything else containing caffeine. On the Tuesday morning after the injection I was assured there were no side effects. However by the time I got home I felt ill, and that continued into Wednesday. I mentioned this at the Wednesday morning tests but to my surprise I was told I was suffering withdrawal from caffeine. On completion of the tests I headed to the coffee shop for a much needed fix!!!! I’m fine now but also aware I’m an addict, addicted to coffee. Its a good job its only coffee, I couldn’t afford anything more expensive. For the next two weeks I can’t cross the border into the US can fly, shouldn’t hang out with pregnant women or children, I’m still radioactive!!!!
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