Sam and the Hairy Bikers

“Who are you and what do you do?” “My name’s Sam and I’m a blogger.” Oh dear. What started out as a pleasant night out in Torquay became another one of those experiences I will remember forever with a mix of heart-swelling joy and soul-crushing embarrassment. We went to see the Hairy Bikers do their […]

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Three

The mission to increase activity, guided by my excellent physiotherapist, continues and is going rather well. I soon became bored of the ‘dancing on the spot for ten minutes’ routine and after my second appointment my instructions were amended to ‘at least twelve minutes, three times a day of whatever you like’. This resulted in […]

Pre-Op Ramblings – Part Two

Over the next three months, while the Powers That Be decide whether or not my op is worth funding, I have regular appointments with a dietitian and a physiotherapist. Last Tuesday I saw the Dietitian. She asked me questions about the food I eat, how often I splurge on takeaways and what I have if […]

Weight Loss – Sam’s Story

I have a file at our local hospital. There’s a big red stamp on the front advising anyone handling it to ‘look inside’. I assume the big red stamp points them to my weight and a comment “yes really, so be careful”. “Have you always been big?” some folks ask. I tell them yes, and […]