Quick update for those of you who know me (and who may have noticed that I seem to have disappeared for the past few weeks).
Have probably done a very silly thing. I went cold turkey on fags, and gave up drinking at the same time!
I decided that my lifestyle, for the last couple of years, has been a shambles. Without realising it, I've been drinking a bottle of wine a day, and upwards of 15-20 fags. For someone with a heart condition, that's not great game, is it?
Last summer I was in great condition - was lifting weights, running etc.
So I want to get back to something like that, and the only way I think I can do it, is total abstinence.
And fucking hell, it's hit me like a train. Been coughing up ten years' worth of nicotiene goo, sleep pattern has been badly affected, nightmares and some weird-ass sweating.
Since the 5th feb, I've drunk on one night (one of my best friends got engaged) and had one drag - which made me ill.
I now have the greatest of sympathies with people who've done this before, although I'm now thinking that one at a time might have been a more sensible option because this has so far been one of the weirdest experiences of my life.
Here's to hoping I'll actually feel better soon...