I'd forgotten how much information I have recorded here. It is now more than a year later, and I had the second hip replacement operation that April. It isn't healing as well as I'd like. The side muscle still won't hold my weight up so that I can walk normally; I kind of hobble. Or waddle.
I'm doing all right with diet. I'm 'off' sugar, though eating a little. I've discovered that a grapefruit for breakfast balances my pH while providing a little energy. I'd forgotten about doing running steps first. I'll have to re-try that.
I've been way too busy. I'm running around madly trying to keep up, and I'm tired most of the time, but I don't think it's my diet.
Caffeine works again, and I've been overusing it. I suppose it will quit on me again soon, and I'll have to do without for awhile.
All-in-all, though, I'm doing much better than I was when I wrote most of these entries. From hindsight, I think most of the problem was the contact cement. Sugar exacerbates that, but I think the contact cement itself so overbalanced my pH that I couldn't catch it up.
I'm glad to have learned about that angle, but I could wish I had learned it sooner and much less painfully.