Thursday, November 15, 2012

NaBloPoMo Day 15: Would you like a cuppa?

For the past 5 or 6 months, I've been seeing an amazing acupuncturist who has been helping my body and mind return from the Hell that is Jorge. It's been a long slow process, but the last few months I've been getting so much better. There has been less anger, less crying, less inability to control my emotions.

Part of the "cure" has been this fairly revolting tea that I'm supposed to drink 30 minutes before breakfast and 30 minutes before dinner. It makes me gag when I drink it, and I always offer it to Inspector Climate, because I really don't want to drink it I'm polite.

But this month, I was deemed well enough to stop drinking the tea. My first thought: THE FREEDOM. I could eat dinner when I wanted to! I could leave for work without having to drink the nasty tea before I left! It was liberating. I didn't have to bring it with me on our weekend away to The Climates, so much less packing!


Except...Except, now the anger seems to be creeping back. Maybe it's because I glutened myself last week accidentally (maybe)? Or maybe I didn't. Maybe I just can't regulate my hormones myself and the tea does it for me.

Things at work are in flux. Hugely in flux. And I think we've learned on this blog here that I handle change just as well as ... no one. I don't handle change.

So maybe when I come from work angry and upset, it's just that! It's just my inability to go with it. Instead I'm one of those over analyse and figure out every possible response to any situation that may possibly arise type of people.

Maybe it's anything, but all I know is when I see my acupuncturist next, I'm going to ask to go back on the disgusting foul smelling tea.


  1. I hope you feel better soon! I am totally with you on not being able to handle emotions that stem from work. I generally come back home frustrated and start looking for another job online before i remind myself that i need to hit the bed in preparation for the morrow at work

    What tea were you drinking?

    xo Stephanie

  2. Eeh! Stinking tea is wrong, on so many levels.

    Here's hoping you're feeling better soon!

  3. When I was getting acupuncture for endo, my dr gave me pills instead of tea. They were small ones, like rabbit pellet sized, and I'd have to take 12 with warm water before each meal. They didn't taste like anything and I had no problem getting them down. Maybe see if that's an option?

  4. Good luck, I hope you don't have to go back to drinking the nasty tea!

  5. What is it with acupuncturists and horrible tea?!?! Surely there can be some way to make those brews more palatable? How can something so nasty make you feel better? I quit drinking mine when the pot exploded and covered my kitchen in boiling hot, foul smelling tea!

  6. I need to go see her again too.

    Totally crashed and burned yesterday, NaBloPoMo is going on hold.

    Maybe I need some stinky tea.

  7. I hear yah! I don't handle change too well either:( Feel better soon!
    Anyhoo, if the yucky tea helps, right? :P

  8. You could always substitute nasty tea for chocolate? I eat it basically before and after every meal to deal with current job stresses and pretty much swear by it. ) Glad you have such a great acupuncturist and hope things continue to get even better!

  9. Hah! My sister drinks some of that nasty Chinese medicine and it makes me want to throw up every time I smell it. I don't know how she does it