Wednesday 22 October 2008

Bread & butter

I brought mum to the dentist yesterday. She had been experiencing such a bad toothache, she could hardly chew. She was alarmingly thin when I saw her. She's already skinny to start with but two days without solid food has definitely weakened her.

The dentist couldn't confirm if the root canal in her top molar was causing her pain as the X-Ray couldn't reveal very much. He was more concerned about getting clearance from mum's neurosurgeon before carrying out any dental treatment. In the meantime, he prescribed a course of antibiotics and some painkillers while we seek further advise from her doctor at the hospital.

It was raining when we left the dental clinic, so we popped into the supermarket next door. I bought mum some butter croissants so that she could dip into her hot drink when she gets home. I got myself a bag of cinnamon buns made using wholewheat flour and a host of good stuff like pecans and raisins.

As you know, I had been eating nothing but natural food like boiled sweet potato, corn and pumpkin for breakfast which has been going very well. When I say well, it means I don't drop off to sleep 30 minutes later.

Today, I decided to eat cinnamon buns instead just to test if my theory is right. I had two pieces of buns with coffee at 7am. By 9am, I was in such a daze, my eyelids were drooping so badly, I slumped on my desk and slept for 25 minutes.

I woke up groggy and had to drink another cup of coffee at 9.30am just to stay awake. This situation is indeed bad. I'm not sure if it's the refined sugar or the yeast but looks like I have to steer clear from white bread from now on.


J@n!ce said...

It could be too much carbo that makes you sleepy?

What abt some lighter snacks like milk with cereal?

Anonymous said...

Hope mom gets better. She can't spare the weight to lose.

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

That's one reason why I seldom take lunch cos I'll be downright sleepy if I do ...

Hope your mom gets well soon ...

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