Category Archives: Health

The End of the Chocolate spread. Phew

Thankfully, I have now completed my demolition-of-the-chocolate-spread project. The final chapter was played out over dinner this evening and followed a serving of Waitrose’s own Fresh Chorizo and Manchego Cheese Ravioli (fyi currently on a two for £4 special offer). … Continue reading

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Tramadol: Too much of a good thing?

I feel like a new woman. This morning, I got up with the babes, dressed them, fed them, brewed myself a cup of tea (water still hurts too much to swallow) and left the boyfriend to have an enviable 20 … Continue reading

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When luck starts to turn (or stronger meds)

Yesterday morning (day 7 recovery after my tonsillectomy) I decided to do something about the pain. That came in the form of a desperate call to the ENT surgeon’s secretary. It went something like this: Me: I can’t take this … Continue reading

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Food mirages but mainly just chocolate

Perhaps the hunger is getting to me even more than the pain. That is saying something – I was close to tears last night during a violent coughing fit. Should you ever decide to get your tonsils out as an … Continue reading

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Jaffa cakes

I’m really missing normal food. Or more to the point I am yearning to flirt with my palate like I used to before I got my tonsils chopped out. I have spent much of the day in bed surfing the … Continue reading

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Tonsillectomy = pain, at both ends

I’m on recovery day 6 after getting my tonsils out. I know it’s supposed to be a rough ride and a lot of people say the pain gets worse today before it then starts getting better. But for some reason … Continue reading

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