Monthly Archives: October 2018

The burping grind

I feel like I’m never going to stop burping. Other than that, eating feels much more normal now. I still sometimes accidentally put in a spoonful too much and my chest starts heaving with aggressive fullness. But in general, I … Continue reading

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In memory of the chicken fillet roll

It’s all fine. But I miss the ease of the liquids-only diet. When I was just on liquids, I didn’t really have any decisions to make. I just had to remember not to get dehydrated. On Thursday, I crossed the … Continue reading

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A nostalgia for cheese

I’m on a liquid-only regime for two weeks. I’m on my ninth day of fourteen. And I’m feeling fine. I’ve forgotten what hunger feels like. I genuinely don’t experience it any more. One evening, I had a weird feeling in … Continue reading

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The Surgery

I didn’t sleep the night before. I was a nervous wreck. I tidied the house. I gave the fish an unexpected middle-of-the-night feeding. I watched video after video on YouTube of people describing their experiences of weightloss surgery. I checked … Continue reading

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Songs for a patient on the eve of a sleeve gastrectomy

*Not a playlist you’ll find on Spotify. Yet. My Love is Your Love (Whitney Houston) – YouTube link In the summer of 1999, as I was finishing secondary school, Whitney Houston had a moderate-sized hit with this weird little song, the … Continue reading

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