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When medical opinions collide

Ten months and a five month waiting list ago I managed to finally meet the NHS dietician. She said: Have you tried losing weight before? Yes I replied, thinking of the drawer full of clothes that had become too small … Continue reading

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Is it three weeks already?

Week 3 Starting weight: 257lbs (it has been worse) Current weight: 251lbs Loss : maintain Loss to date: 6lbs Exercise: yes. Learns: housework burns a lot of calories. With an average daily intake of 1470 calories, walking early in the … Continue reading

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Grieving for that which is lost.

Sunday was a great day: some dear friends who had been struggling to have a baby for many years were delivered of a healthy baby boy. We are thrilled for them and so pleased they have succeeded. Sunday was a … Continue reading

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One year on

A year has passed since I started this blog. Many, many months have passed under the bridge, like a never ending game of poo sticks in a fast slowing stream. They have also been many months of inactivity. Draft posts … Continue reading

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The Dietician – Act 1

Jan 4th Referral requested via Dr. Normal waiting times are 3 months. Feb 2nd Fertility consultant writes to Dr to strongly support my referral and request this is treated as a priority. I’m on a count down to 39, you … Continue reading

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Slash or Burn Part 2 – NHS Rant

On the left is my NHS fertility consultant. She’s ‘treating’ me for my PCOS and apparent inability to A) ovulate with any regularly B) get my progesterone scores into double digits and C) hang on to an embryo for more than … Continue reading

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Slash or Burn

I asked the doctor for a referral to a dietician. He offered me surgery. Dude, I thought, I’m not that bad, surely. Does a size 20 actually need surgery? Are you crazy?  “No, thank you.” I said, appalled. A relative-by-marriage of … Continue reading

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Call me sludgebelly

Rotund. Rubenesque. Slightly fuzzy around the edges. Call it what you will, it doesn’t escape the truth: Fat. Obese. Size 20 and 19 stone of the wobbly stuff. Compared to some, that’s not too bad, but for the majority, for … Continue reading

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