Monday, May 28, 2012

Why I'm Not Doing Weight Loss Surgery #4

One of the main side effects of weight loss surgery, one that just about every patient has no matter which type you get is vomiting. I don't THINK so.

Have I mentioned I'm near phobic about throwing up? I will sit for hours nursing ice chips and feeling sick as a dog rather than throwing up and getting it over with. I hate Hate HATE getting sick. Just the thought of it makes me break out into a cold sweat. I have managed to avoid it for almost twenty years now. Every time I have gotten sick is burned into my memory. Once when I drank too much, once when I "smoked" too much, once when I had the stomach flu, and once when I cried too hard and too long.

The need to avoid it was probably caused by being very ill when I was in grade school. I think it was whopping cough. I would cough so hard, I would vomit, usually several times a day. I coughed so much I burst all the blood vessels in my eyes. I had no whites - they were all blood red.

Having the surgery just about guarantees that I will be tossing my cookies on a regular basis. Not me. Not this little gray duck.


  1. I have this same phobia! I always thought I was the only one.


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