Last Night, I Was Reading CMHL

I just love her blog (her link is in my sidebar). She’s funny and honest and really worth a read. On Monday, her post was a fascinating bit about the joys of addiction to coffee. So, since I am a self proclaimed coffee addict I took great interest in reading what all she had posted about it. There were some rather depressing paragraphs about the cancer promoting properties of coffee (here’s the link http://www.andrews.edu/NUFS/caffeine.html) which I skimmed over pretty quickly… and then there was a little “quiz” of sorts, consisting of nineteen yes or no questions.

*Do you consume more than two cups of coffee, tea or cola or chocolate in a day?

Abso-bloody-lutely (score 1 for me)

*Do you feel fatigued on and off during the day?

Is that the same as power napping in front of my laptop? (score another 1)

*Do you go through massive emotional mood swings during the day?

This one ain’t me unless I’m provoked… (maybe half a point)

*Do you suffer from frequent headaches?

Stress induced- honest! (and score another 1)

*Do you suffer from constipation or are you dependent on tea or coffee in the morning for clearing your bowels?

Thankfully this has never been a problem for me…

*Do you suffer from acidity or heartburn?

That’s not coffee- I have a hernia! (yay- score another 1)

*Do you feel a generalized pain in the neck, shoulders and back region and a sensation of discomfort in the legs, hands and stomach?

I blame sitting crooked to work on my laptop! (yup- score another 1)

*Do you suffer from a burning sensation, fatigue and heaviness in the eyes?

So what- I go to bed late! (another 1)

*If you are a woman do you suffer from premenstrual syndromes?

Miraculously- this has never been a problem for me, unlike sister B and sister C, poor things!

*Do you have difficulty in going to sleep?

Nope, like I said… I usually go to bed late…

*Do you wake up in the morning feeling dead tired?

Again- I go to bed late! (and another 1)

*Are you easily irritable?

If people irritate me… that makes sense right? (another half a point I reckon)

*Do you suffer from irregular or rapid heartbeats?

Nope.

*Do you often feel dizzy?

Nope.

*Do you have high blood pressure problems apart from anxiety problems?

Nope.

*Do you have ulcers?

Not that I know of…

*Do you have problems concentrating without your regular cup of coffee?

Teehee, nope again.

*Do your hands tremor?

Nope.

*Do you feel dehydrated?

ALL the time! (aaaaaaand another 1)

Woohoo- I scored a nine (including the half points)! Can you say “is there an on line support group I can join?”
And this here is a direct quote from CMHL because I could NOT have said it better! “If you answered yes to more than five of those, you too may raise one jittering, caffeinated hand in a show of solidarity…”

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2 Responses to Last Night, I Was Reading CMHL

  1. cmhl says:

    ha! thanks for the link! I’m glad that I am not the only caffeine junkie!!

  2. b says:

    After reading all this I now know why I sent you that sms. I am so sorry that this has happened. I beleive in you and I know you try very hard with Damien. And the next time some-one has such an opinion on your parenting skills – stand up for yourself dammit! Tell them that you are no idiot and that they cannot tell you anything.
    I love you lots. I am praying for you.