Category: <span>My Story</span>

It’s five days since my gastric bypass surgery, and over the last few days I’ve faced quite a few challenges – some expected and some unexpected – which I thought I’d share: My new full time job is drinking water I cannot physically get enough water into myself. They say…

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All people being admitted for surgery are required to answer a questionnaire and have a swab taken for COVID-19 testing. My hospital phoned me a couple of weeks ago to make an appointment, which for my hospital needs to be done 72 hours (3 days) before surgery. The appointment was…

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One of the things I’ve been struggling with over the last while is whether or not to tell people I’m having weight loss surgery. Some days I think I should just be open about it. After all, everyone can see that I’m an obese man, and they’re probably going to…

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Today, 4th February, is World Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness and education about cancer. Four years ago today, in 2016, I was in the middle of receiving treatment for Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I had been diagnosed in December 2015, and at that point was in the middle…

My Story Sickness

I’ve tried going to Slimming World and Weight Watchers numerous times. I’ve tried counting calories using apps and websites. I’ve tried following dietitians advice. And when I do follow these plan, it works and I do lose weight. The problem is when I stop. I’m a typical yo-yo dieter. I…

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