Tagged Health

Wombat ways

You stifle a cough, so others won’t starebut can you spare a square?   You yell, you scratch, you’re quite a pairbut can you spare a square?   Don’t be lured into our lairbut can you spare a square?   This moment is heavy, and equally rarebut can you spare a square?   They don’t…

Our turn for a dose of something terrible

We sit in the pre-op area. The temperature is cold and the atmosphere sterile. More waiting. There are others waiting too, separated from us by beige floral print curtains, their privacy maintained by the loud whooshing of recycled air flowing above us. Each patient is prepped and eventually escorted through the sliding doors to the…

Is food my enemy, or am I?

Right now I feel safe. Right now I’m living inside well-defined boundaries with lots of rules and restrictions. I don’t feel trapped here. I’m way more afraid of what’s outside the boundaries, so in here I’m happy as a cow penned up to pasture. But I’m afraid right now too because the boundaries are temporary…

Savoring the ordinary

I go into the dressing room with blousey shirts and leggings, chosen for how they highlight my assets and disguise my liabilities. But this one makes my chest look too big, this one’s sleeves are cut at the widest section of my arm, and this one shows the bulges at my waistline. I hand them…