I’ve been following the program from Heal Your Headache for about a month now. It’s largely an elimination diet, combined with going medication-free for four months, after which I can slowly start adding potential trigger foods back until I trigger a headache. Some of the foods eliminated: caffeine, MSG, alcohol, chocolate, cheese, onions, nuts, and citrus (including juice). It […]
The happy word of today is BENIGN. That’s also the word on my post-surgical labs. So, while I still have a few weeks of recovery ahead, I am not facing a long, uncertain fight with cancer. All my love and strength go out to those who are fighting that fight right now.
All summer, I have been going to my local Planet Fitness, 2-3 times per week. I’ve been lifting weights with my arms and upper body. I’ve been doing leg presses to strengthen my thighs. Every time I worked out, I hit the ab machines, because my core muscles (abs and back) have always been very weak. I was […]
Tomorrow morning at this time, I will be at the hospital, prepping for some fairly major surgery. Recovery is 6-8 weeks, assuming nothing goes wrong or develops complications. I’ve spent the last 3 weeks getting stuff ready for being absent from work and social obligations. I’ve done a lot of crisis preparedness work to make […]