ASMBS ER Care Poster, part 2

On August 26, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

The ASMBS has pulled their link to the ER Care sheet. I don’t know why.

I don’t like that.

Thus, I’ve stolen it and put it on my site.



Seven Years

On August 10, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

It’s no surprise to y’all here on the blog, to those that follow on FaceBook, certainly those who follow on Twitter, and my email readers that I’ve been more quiet than usual. I suppose it’s time to explain a bit more in detail rather than a bit here and there.

My surgiversary has come and gone. That was just another day on my calendar and it is simply a reaffirmation that I am just as fucked up today as I was when I was fat — but just in a different fashion.

Let me explain a bit.

It’s no secret that I’m a bit quiet in general. I have trust issues, I’m cynical, and I’m not really hugely out-going. Being “out-there” in the community has brought these issues out a bit more-so for me. This blog was never meant to be a psychological exploration of my self, of why I became fat, why I am who I am inside, etc.

This blog was designed to go through the supplements post-op. Perhaps a few of the psychological issues I see in the community. Self-advocacy and teaching our professionals to help us. Raising kids in a post-op environment.

But this was never to be my journal.

I’m not knocking those who choose to use their blog as a journey of introspection. Many get help from those blogs. I’m not one of them. I can’t write my feelings out for potential strangers to read my innermost thoughts and pick them apart in minute detail.

This goes back to aforementioned trust and cynacism issues. So even writing this? Difficult.

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