030 // Total Fasting

I had an ultrasound done on my liver tonight. I had asked for the latest appointment time so I could do it after work but it wasn’t until the appointment time was set that the nurse explained over the phone that I would need to do a total fast for 8 hours before my appointment. No food, no exceptions, not even water, not even a stick of chewing gum.

So, that means I’ve wasting away since 11:00 this morning. I felt nauseous and tired, my throat was dry and I was in a terrible mood. It was hard but I’m proud of myself not just for sticking so strictly to the doctor’s orders, but for still working through it and getting some errands out of the way too.

And now that it’s over (I could hear the results as early as tomorrow) and I’ve had a few glasses of water and a nice big juicy cheeseburger, I’m off to bed feeling satisfied, relieved, and determined to never, ever do that again.

These entries are inspired by the journal posts of Thord D. Hedengren

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Lisa Marie Blair

Painfully aware. Profoundly afraid. Perpetually falling in and out of love with humanity. She/They.

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