Friday, February 27, 2009

While I'm Still Functional I'll Get A Post In

Yes this will be a rambling post. Please forgive me as I'm multitasking by playing army men and blogging at the same time. Wait, what am I talking about? I do that everyday.

I'm sure your all wondering how I'm fairing on the DP detoxify. Thanks for the concern...ahem :) Late afternoon yesterday was pretty rough. I had to barricade myself in the bedroom, as the headache was just unbearable. Thankfully the hubs ..Clayton (that's going to be hard to get used to) was working from home and was able to help other words call for pizza for dinner. Thanks hon, you are a jewel. Cause somehow I was still answering children's random questions of "Mom, when are we going to eat?" every 5 minutes. (eye roll) Anyways...
I'm usually pretty good most of the morning. It's the late afternoon that kills me. I'm sure it's because my brain is trained like Pavlov's dog, and expects to receive a caffeinated beverage in the afternoon early evening and when it realizes it's not getting what it wants, it throws a little tantrum. I will admit to sneaking pieces of chocolate for a quick hasn't really worked to much though.
It was so hard not to just break out a can for me, while fixing the hubs his dose to go with the pizza. Cause he's not giving up his drug of choice for anybody. It's even harder to resist when you get your drug of choice for free for an unlimited 8 hours a day 5 days a week. That would be really hard for me too, so I let him slide.
I think by Sunday, Monday I'll be caffeine dependent free.

Gameboy has been really concerned about my "health" and this whole giving up DP thing. He can't understand why I just want to give it up. "but you love it momma!"
I also had to explain to him why I wasn't feeling so well and that caffeine is like a drug and your body becomes dependent on it. He really didn't like me referring to DP as a drug. He is so anti drugs and alcohol (believe me I get my lecture when I just pour one glass) that he didn't like what this "drug" was doing to me. Sweet thing.

I'm still looking forward to my "date" on Saturday. I hope beyond hopes that I don't start up a headache. I probably will take a Tylenol just in case. (You know Tylenol is hopped up on caffeine right? seriously is) I've been staying clear as much as possible on it and only taking when absolutely necessary.
That's the 411 on DP detoxify after 48 hours.


shayla said...

I'm proud of you. I have to say that I am completely dependent on caffiene in the mornings. I can get through the rest of the day, but if I don't get some form of caffiene shortly after rising, I am in big trouble.

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

I'm having the same problem with typing "Dan" now on my blog - so funny, it felt so awkward before and now it's hard to break!

Speaking of hard to break habits, yeah the beginning can definitely be rough. I never thought about how one would go about explaining this kind of thing to a child, maybe drug is a strong word - did you compare it to coffee, since it's a similar thing? ::shrugs::

I'm really proud of you, I think you're going to do great! :) said...

Gawd! Bless your heart! I can't imagine what you're going through. One of these days I am going to end up having to give up coffee, I just know it. Only because I love it so.
One word:

The Mom said...

I am so proud of you! I don't drink caffine, so I don't know what you are going through, but I have seen people struggle giving it up. Keep it up!


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