The Queue Dilemma

So, I’ve sat on this post for about a week now as it is something quite personal and ongoing for me, but it wouldn’t be a blog unless I was honest. So today I want to discuss with the dilemma of the queue. Imagine being in a relationship is being in a queue, and the…

Day 6-9 Post Op

I would split this out day by day but it seems easier just to write as a narrative. Things have changed a lot since I last updated you all – last night was the first night I managed to sleep properly on my side, which was nice other than that the nights have been very…

Day 0-5 – Post Op

So, what can I say? I am now 4.5 days post-surgery. And what a journey it has been. I was asked to come to the Hospital at 11am to find out there were two people in front of me that were still waiting for their surgery… I hadn’t eaten of drank since 6pm the night…

T’was the night before surgery

Well it feels wrong to not at least post the day before I go into surgery. It’s a Saturday so it feels a bit like a ‘lost’ day. I’m self-isolating due to COVID so I can’t go anywhere. My bag is packed and there’s not much more I can do. I do feel I should…

So… why surgery? Part Four – Choosing surgery

Okay, okay I know it’s taken me a long time to get the point, why surgery. I guess I wanted to show it has been a long journey and not an easy decision – its been 16 years in the making. For those of you who make think it is the ‘easy option’ or ‘cheating’…

So… why surgery? Part Three – The swimming pool

I couldn’t have asked for a better reaction from my mum and family. The next day she was there and I was taken to the nearest gym and put in front of a personal trainer. I won’t go into that in any huge detail but I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer than Jo…

So… why surgery? Part Two – wanting to disappear

Moving to Plymouth wasn’t quite the new life I had hoped it would be. In fact it couldn’t be further than what I wanted. I finally felt I was settling down, but the reality was I was isolated and unsupported. I was now living 4.5 hours away from my family and it was clear from…

Liver Reduction Diet

So, before surgery for 14 days I need to go on a Liver Reduction Diet (LRD). The aim of this is to shrink the size of my liver. The liver sits in front of the stomach so the smaller the liver essentially the easier it is to get to my stomach behind, making the operation…

So why surgery? – Part One – Thunderthighs

This is quite a difficult question to answer but I feel it is important for me to articulate why I’ve come to this choice, at this time in my life. The fact is I have always struggled with my body weight as soon as I hit puberty and if I am brutally honest, I developed…

About Me Part 2

So it felt like I needed to update the ‘about me’ aspect of this blog. I thought long and hard about deleting the old bio, but actually it seemed sad to, as that was me then… and its nice to see over time how we change. So who am I now? Well I am still…

Has it really been this long?

Gosh has it really been over 2 years since I last posted here… Well I’m back and a lot has changed! – well actually maybe not so much as I’ve just re read the ‘about me’ section I posted when I first started this blog. So, what has changed? Well I’m still my 30’s the…

D1 Gin

Another month another Gin this time a family favourite D1 London Gin £35 RRP They Say: We use a very narrow cut of the purest triple-distilled grain spirit and introduce this to a copper pot still. We then conduct a batch distillation with juniper berries and bespoke botanicals including coriander, orange and lemon peel, angelica…