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The morning I was 40 I woke up Fat and Blind!

Updated on April 26, 2011

The power of suggestion

The power of suggestion ,quite the motivator. When I went to the doctor to find out if I was pregnant I had to stop on the way home and buy maternity clothes as what I was wearing was suddenly three sizes too small.

Turning a certain age I was not ever alarmed or so I thought. I recall going to bed that night before my birthday reading a book that seemed to have very large print I woke up the next morning (of my 40th birthday) and complained to all that would listen that the back half of the book was in smaller print. I had to go that day to have my eyes examined where it was suggested I should just pick up a pair of "cheaters". Dang..My eyesight should be the first to go..I really couldn't wait to see so I could finish Scarlett the sequal to gone with the wind..

This same week I have to go for a physical where they gave me a shot for birth control they didn't ask or explain it they said we are giving you a shot of depo provera(sounded like a worm treatment for dogs!) They told me not to be alarmed if I didn't have a period it was not uncommon. What they should have said was there isn't a period of time you won't hemmorage!!! I had a period that lasted for two years I should have bought stock in the Tampax corporation to help keep funds in my pocket! I gained 11 lbs the first two weeks I had the shot.I blew right on up to 151 pounds you couldn't tell if I was going or coming I looked the same from all sides.

They did mention I could possibly gain a little weight.My husband was very kind and never said a thing.


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    • jorja kick profile imageAUTHOR

      jorja kick 

      7 years ago from southeast georgia

      He never changed for the first 2 years after our divorce we visited back and to..I thought the drinking would end if I left..but it got worse actually..

      early in our marriage he left me for a younger woman for about 90 days,so when the drinking started he had used his one get out of jail free card.

      as far as how he treated me..Excellent but dozens of drunks running in and out of your house all hours and everywhere you go..he is a functioning alcoholic I guess.

    • JayeWisdom profile image

      Jaye Denman 

      7 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I had my midlife crisis in my late 30s, but it got worse when I went for an annual physical at 40. Suddenly, my doctor announced my blood pressure was elevated, so I would need to take hypertension medication. I was so upset I cried, right there in the doctor's exam room. I felt OLD!

      Looking back, it seems awfully silly now. (I later had to stop taking the BP med because my blood pressure went too low.) curiosity is just about to kill the cat. You're divorced from your husband, but nearly every time you mention him in a hub, you talk about something really nice he did for you. Not ever mentioning a weight gain is about the nicest thing a husband can do for his wife! (Obviously, he changed by the time he became an ex.) Jaye

    • jorja kick profile imageAUTHOR

      jorja kick 

      7 years ago from southeast georgia

      yes I could've cried but laughter is best...

      I can't tell you what it means that you have enough interest to read my hubs..when yours are so .. well excellent..

      thank you..


    • Ashantina profile image


      7 years ago



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