Monthly Archives: July 2017

A Clockwork Bariatric, Or: Buyer’s Remorse

Within two or three minutes, I started salivating like a rabid dog, my mouth wet and sour. My gut felt like a January haggis, stuffed to nearly bursting, and on the verge of emptying itself.

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New Pix, And A New Name For The Pix Page

So, there’s another set of pictures over on the pix page, Week Three – Two Weeks Post-Op. Check ’em out. I’ve also renamed the page to something that I hope more fully communicates what you’ll find there: #SleeveLife: The Post-Op Journey In Pictures. I’m still on the fence about it. I dunno, a little too […]

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Bariatric Surgery: It’s A Gas!

Then, on Thursday, July 6, as my elderly, hospital roommate lay enthralled by that morning’s episode of Fox & Friends, I cut loose with a ripper of such vigor and duration that my hospital bed shuddered from the force of the blast.

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New Pix, One Week After Bariatric Surgery

So, I just uploaded a bunch of new pix, taken one week after my recent bariatric surgery. Small changes are already visible, at least to me, but the biggest change, by far, is in how I feel: more energetic, more positive and really just better all the way around. And it’s only been a week. […]

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Why Didn’t I Have Bariatric Surgery Years Ago?

Four days ago, on Wednesday, July 5, I had bariatric surgery – specifically, a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy – at the Maine Medical Center, through that institution’s Weight & Wellness Program. Since that time, my recovery has been remarkable. Without question, the first couple of days were difficult. The resulting physical pain was far more intense […]

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