That’s how many pounds I seem to have dropped now that most of the gas and constipation following surgery have cleared out, though I still have something of a bloated belly.

Of course, that’s morning weight, before breakfast. After two pancakes, coffee, milk and orange juice, I’m back up a couple of pounds.

Real numbers: 146.5 pounds before this all began last week. 140.2 before breakfast this morning. 142.5 this afternoon. (I’m 5’10”)

I expect I will lose another 5 pounds or so now that I have to eliminate fatty foods (i.e. tasty foods) from my diet, according to my g/f. I might as well re-enter the convent . . .

So, the moral of this story: If you want to lose weight in a hurry, have your gall bladder removed.


Speaking of excised body parts, I wonder what they did with my used gall bladder. Will they recondition it and try to sell it in a used body parts lot somewhere — like they do when you trade in your old car for a new one at the car dealership?

Smiles . . .

Since it was mine, I wonder why they didn’t offer to let me bring it home afterward? Maybe because I didn’t ask?

— Jillian