8 days 4 hours
Creepy dreams aside, yes I know that was bit OTT, but hey I want to share the full panto of giving up smoking and at 8 days and 4 hours things are still changing.
My voice is still a bit croaky which is a bit worrying, my lungs were hurting yesterday but they seem better today – improvement may be due to exercise – I’m clearing my throat a little which could be a good sign that things are freeing up a bit – eeeeyuk.
The exercise I did yesterday was 5,000 metres on my Concept II rower, I’ve not rowed for years but it is such a good exercise. My Dad has been using my rower for a couple of years now and I’ve not had access, I’ve reluctantly taken it back as he now has access to a cheap and cheerful rower (that I don’t consider is anywhere as good as mine). I have done around 2.75 million metres on the rower, so I am pretty serious, this row yesterday hurt as I have been out of the saddle for years now. Not too bad a time, I know I can better, it did feel as though it did lots of good though and I can even feel my muscles being a bit taughter today.
Today though I intend to do a run after work, I might have even taken delivery of my new running shoes by then, I’m back on the 5:2 diet today and I’ve also started taking a few more supplements again. So I’m now on:
Vitamin C (1,000mg tablets)
Vitamin E (400iu)
Glucosamine and Chondroitin
The idea behind the pills is to oil up my joints for running again, to get some free radicals floating in my body again and also to mimic that Dove Spa anti-aging pill and get rid of some of my facial lines and stuff that’s crept up on me during my smoking over the past couple of years. I need to recover what I had that smoking’s done to me, I’m very youthful for my age, or I was, and smoking seems to have accelerated the aging process in me over the past couple of years. I was looking in the mirror yesterday and I noticed that my facial redness wasn’t too good. I looked up Rosacea and it seems that a topical gel called Metro Gel – for short – seems to be the solution. Now I don’t think Rosacea is my problem but I did notice it was fungal (I think). Years ago I was told by my Doc I should use Nizoral shampoo for a slight scalp condition I had, he told me that I should probably have to use it for the rest of my life, however it seemed to settle down last year so I stopped using it. Now this may sound crazy and tenuous but my facial redness might (might!) have started then and I think that the scalp condition was fungal (think!) so I put two and two together, made five and I wondered whether this facial redness has anything to do with this scalp condition, well hello there here’s a cockamamie solution at my fingertips, try Nizoral again and see if there’s any improvement.
It doesn’t hurt.