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Friday, 3 February 2012

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #188 Permanent Solution..





She'd thought about it long and hard.

It was a major operation.

Ben said she'd regret it later, want it reversing.

She'd made up her mind, the pills and usual things hadn't worked.

Having six children had piled on the weight, no more she decided....

a gastric band was the solution to her weight problems. 



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20 comments:

Beach Bum said...

Very well done.

Valerie said...

Oh the poor woman. Nice one, Pearl.

Brian Miller said...

i have known some that had it done...

Daryl Edelstein said...

Interesting twist .. you are so clever

Susan DeAngelis said...

Loved the twisted ending... Very well done. Miss stopping by. Come visit and say hi. Hugs, Sue

anthonynorth said...

Definitely a drastic ending. Well done.

Linda said...

I actually knew which direction this was going this week! Either that means I'm starting to figure out how your mind works or I just got lucky. I'm leaning more towards the latter!

Have a great weekend, Pearl!

G-Man said...

It works, but you CAN gain the weight back!
Loved your Heavy 55 Ake
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

MorningAJ said...

What a sad choice to have to make. Good 55.

Akelamalu said...

Cheers Beach :)

Thankyou Valerie

There seems to be more and more these days Brian.

Glad you liked the twist Daryl :)

Hi Sue, great to have you back, glad you enjoyed it.

Drastic Gastric I agree Anthony!

You know me so well Linda not luck!

Yes there's always that downside G-man

Sad choice indeed AJ but some people feel it's the only choice. :(

Ron said...

VERY, VERY, clever ending!

You ALWAYS capture me with these, and give a smashing finish!

Brava!

Happy weekend, m'dear!

X

Yvonne Osborne said...

A rubber band around his nuts would've been better!

Shrinky said...

I'm still laughing over Yvonne's comment - yikes! I've never known anyone who's had one of those, but the way I see it, it's not a decision anyone is likely to take lightly, and I guess if it gets to that point, these things probably save move lives than they lose. Another lovely "twist" Ake.

Gledwood said...

liquidized mars bars are the key, post gastric band surgery


vanessa feltz said so

Secret Agent Woman said...

I used to do psych evals to clear people for this surgery, but I'm mixed about whether they are truly a good idea.

Mama Zen said...

Yikes! Those things scare me. Nicely done, Ake.

Sandi McBride said...

Dying laughing at Yvonne...yes, I have to agree, that or tying him out in the yard like you would the dog lol! Haven't been active for a bit, but here I am over from my One Cat Shy of Crazy blog...maybe I need a rubber band around my head, just what I needed, a second blog!

Akelamalu said...

Cheers Ron x

Now that's a good idea Yvonne LOL

It does seem rather drastic but I guess it does work for some people Shrinky

Vanessa Feltz is stupid Gleds!

Did you pass many of them SAW?

Me too Mama Zen :0

I don't think she was bothered about all the children, just the weight Sandi.;)

Secret Agent Woman said...

Virtually all of them. My job was just o rule out serous mental illness, not to make an assessment about whether the surgery was a good idea.

Travis Cody said...

A gal I work with had that surgery and she lost 200lbs in a little over a year. She's kept it off too.