Your immune system was devastated from the years of nicotine dependency to combat bugs. The nicotine, a FABULOUS insecticide, germicide, cide-cide, was doing ALL the work so your immune system became afflicted. Retarded. Un-functioning. Now, your body is desperately trying to reboot and get the thing started back up. Your DNA is running in circles as it searches the recesses and bowels to find and re-fire the engines of resistance. These things take time. Does a gerber grow over night? No. Does a romaine become a salad over the weekend? No. Did Kim's ass get THAT big in 18 months? Not possible.In the year and a half since I quit smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day, I've been sick more than I have probably in the whole rest of my life put together. Flu bug, bronchial, blah blah blah, one thing after another. I remember that when my mom quit smoking a thousand years ago, too, that she suddenly was always sick with some bug.
So how do you anti-smoking zealots explain that? Because this is not anecdotal, this is a true first-person account of my own health and what I have personally observed.
So, be patient and be happy you have a wonderful guy cooking for you nutritious and healthy meals so that your ravaged systems may, albeit slowly, come back on line and do their duty. And, be happy that you have a fabulous ex sending you a care package, THE care package if I may be so that will, WILL mind you, provide you with virtually 18 months worth of magical nutrients and minerals and digested worm and nematode poo that you've been painfully lacking as the nicotine killed off ALL the beneficial and biologicals meant to save your ass, lo, all these many desolate years.
Glad you asked and you are welcome.