A quick update (because that’s all I have the energy for)

So last week I got the second set of botox injections.  I think they actually worked this time.  Hard to tell, because now I’ve got bronchitis, and I’ve had a few headaches just from coughing.  I don’t think they were migraines though.  But, um, yeah, all I’ve been good for the last few days is sleeping, coughing, coughing, sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, coughing, coughing…well, you get the idea.

I think having migraines nearly every day for so long was sort of the equivalent of someone coming up to me and beating my immune system with a stick.

I did manage the short walk to my polling place though.  I figured that even if didn’t manage anything else today, I had to vote.  So I did that.  Then I came home and rested for a while.  Then I managed to go buy groceries.  Usually I go on Sundays, but I slept all day Sunday.  I had planned on going yesterday since I hadn’t gone Sunday, but by the time I took a shower and got dressed, I was out of energy again and had to go back to bed.  So I’m glad I actually managed it today.  I had to stop several times in the store to just stand there and cough, but at least I have food now.  And more cough medicine, and more cough drops, and echinacea tea.

To follow up on my last post and respond to some of the comments, once the hummus had been refrigerated overnight, it was actually a bit stiffer so I added a bit more water.  Also, it no longer seemed too salty.  It was just right.  Go figure.

When I was shopping today, I noticed Meijer also had chickpeas in another section of the store for about half the price.  Well, hello!  Unfortunately I also noticed that tahini had gone up in price by about $2 a jar from when I had bought my jar (enough to make 3-4 batches) a few months ago.  I’ll have to see if they have that in another location as well.

My hair still looks fine.  I’ve just been using the apple cider vinegar (very dilute) twice a week.  I had never heard of vinegar with the mother until Jeanne‘s comment, though it makes perfect sense now that I think about it.  I just bought the cheap stuff.  I haven’t used baking soda because I’ve read several places this can also cause hair loss, but I think it depends on your particular hair type.  My hair is thin and fine, meaning, not only do I not have a lot of individual hairs, but the individual hairs I do have are very fine.  If my hair wasn’t curly, there’d be no volume at all.  There’s definitely more volume now.  I plan on using the vinegar less and less over time, assuming my hair doesn’t need it as much over time.

Ok, I’m too tired to write more.

1 comment

  1. Marcy

    I’ve not heard about baking soda causing hair loss…it hasn’t for me, it just makes my hair fuller and have more body…but I’m sure overdoing it wouldn’t be good. Some people simply substitute baking soda and/or vinegar for shampoo, but wash their hair just as often. The key is to decrease the frequency so that you aren’t dependent on anything and your scalp can maintain a nice homeostasis.

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