Healing Coma

By Shamus Posted Monday Jun 5, 2006

Filed under: Personal 4 comments

On Sunday I decided to skip coffee. I drink a lot, so the effects of doing this were quite strong.

I mentioned my broken ribs last week. Sadly, there is very little doctors can do for broken ribs aside from dispensing narcotic painkillers like they were halloween candy. I’m in the middle of a large coding project at work, so being in a stupor isn’t really an option. I have to suck it up and make do with Tylenol and pitiful, little-girl whining noises. After about a week, the pain hadn’t subsided at all.

What was great about Sunday is that I didn’t go through the typical coffee withdrawl symptoms. I didn’t get a big headache or anything, I just slept. I would guess that in the stretch from Saturday night to Monday morning, I was probably awake for about 12 out of 36 hours. That’s a lot of sleep. Every few hours I would wake up, drink some water, check on the site here, and go back to bed.

The results were wonderful. The sleeping binge let me hold still and do some real healing. I’m suddenly a little more mobile and in a lot less pain. The best part is, it happened without the aid of medicine. All I had to do was not drink coffee. Nice.

Thanks again for the well-wishes everyone sent in. Looks like I’m on the mend.


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4 thoughts on “Healing Coma

  1. Gothmog says:

    Glad you’re doing better! Broken ribs=teh suck

  2. Ethan says:

    Yeah, coffee has a negative nutritional value. You’re much better off without it. Plus it may help you avoid those insomniac phases. ;)

  3. Shamus says:

    Coffee also leeches calcium, and I think maybe this whole episode is proof that I could use some more of that. :)

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