4.8. Unexpected

Lucielle –

I hadn’t been feeling so great after our honeymoon.

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I don’t know why I feel nauseous so frequently. It’s like anything can trigger my urge to puke. Like the other day, somehow I had the strong need to throw up just because I smelt some cheese that happened to disagree with my liking. (I blame it on Lance, he seemed to be so fond of cheeses.)

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And I don’t understand my sudden increase in appetite. And that I get hungry too easily. It’s like breakfast as usual and then I would be hungry before lunchtime. And I have been eating more than usual. I don’t remember I used to eat that often, or that much food.

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And even my clothes feel tight now. I knew I never had to squeeze into that skirt. It does not help that I keep craving for food and not exactly the healthy kinds either. The other day, I had the raging desire for some pancakes. Pancakes, can you believe it?! I felt so uneasy until I finally succumbed and cooked some. Strangely, the pancakes tasted so delicious and I can’t believe I had three helpings of them. Urgh! Pancakes are so fattening!

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I know I should be watching my diet, else the dreaded weight gain, but… I think I developed food aversions, strangely, to food I used to enjoy. Like lobster thermidor, which used to be my absolute favourite. I had a mouthful the other day and somehow I just wanted to throw up. It’s like I suddenly couldn’t stand the smell of lobster anymore. It couldn’t be the lobster, could it? We had it air flown, fresh, every time.

Unless… the problem was with me?

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The nausea was so bad one morning that I had to bolt out of bed to throw up. And worse still, I was feeling so bloated. I could see my belly ballooning out. It sucked.

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After finally had enough of the nausea, I decided to call Roisin. Digressing, she is the loveliest mother-in-law one can have. She’s so sweet and always so patient with me. I knew I could depend on her. Especially now. I don’t want my daily routine to be consisted of eating and throwing up afterwards.

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I told her my symptoms. She asked a couple of questions and then she said she had a hunch about what’s going on though she will be sending her physician over to check on me. Just to confirm.

I will be okay, right?

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