Wednesday, 8 February 2017


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. 


  1. What ? Your mother can leave hospital already ?? That's really early ! When I think that for a cesaerian they wanted to keep me 2 weeks ! See that apples are good, I still eat my 4 apples per day !

  2. Hari OM
    Yup fluid is an important item in health... here's to continued benefit! Good news for mum at this stage - may that too continue. YAM xx

    1. I always have to figure things out myself that other people have known for years! I am quite tiring on occasion...

  3. Paws crossed fur Mother
    Glad you seem to have found sumthingy to helps the 'H's, paws crossed this is the answer
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. MARA we are happy your Mom's surgery is over and she is now in recuperating stage. Please keep us posted.

    Oh my word you figured out the headache on your own. We know ourselves the best. Bravo to you. I recently read an article in Reader's Digest on helpful hints to avoid meds.
    Article said before picking up a bottle of Advil for a headache to drink a big glass of water. Evidently being hydrated is a cure for lots of things.
    Hugs madi and mom

  5. Glad to hear your mom is doing well and that your figured out your headache problem.

  6. Good news for you. Fingers crossed for Mom.

  7. Glad to hear that your mom is doing well. It is amazing what water can do for us. Glad you figured that out!

  8. Good for you and for your Mom!


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