Well, my Dad phoned last night to say that he had been to see my Mum and that she was still groggy, but back on her ward. The operation was a big one, but it went well. Hopefully she will be able to go home today. The bit the surgeon took out will now be tested and checked and next week there will be more news on that. For now though, she is doing fine. Can't wait to see her though.
In other news, you may have noticed that I haven't mentioned the H that much lately. Of course I didn't mention it every time I had the H, because that would have resulted in 2-3 times every fortnight and lately, every week. However, there has been a break-through. And no, no doctor has been seen, I figured it out all by myself.
I mentioned in the past that it might be chocolate, or cheese or somesuch and I am pleased to say: nope. It's not. Which means I can eat chocolate to my heart's content (ahem). Then I just knew it was because of tense shoulders and neck, mainly due to driving a bus and to some degree cycling. I changed my driving position, I stopped cycling, used tiger balm and heat pads. Yet, it wasn't enough. Which got me to think.
Why did I not have a single headache in the period right after my operation? And the simple answer is: Apple juice! Gallons of the stuff made its way through my body on a weekly basis. Of course that doesn't mean that a glass of apple juice would make a headache go away, but drinking enough of the stuff, will give something to my muscles, which then don't tense up as much.
I did exchange the apple juice with water though. Just ordinary tap water with a hint of squash to give it some flavour. And I have been drinking gallons of the stuff over the last few weeks. At times I feel the hint of a headache and I grab my bottle and drink: hint gone! I have taken a few paracetamols over the past few weeks, but nowhere near as much as normal weeks go. Or went rather. Plus, once taken, they actually worked, together with the amount of fluid I drank.
So far, so good.