Finally my father and sisters arrived soon after I was out the hospital, I was so happy to see them.
The shock that hit their face when they saw me was priceless.
Now, due to my operation I had lost more than ten kilograms.
For my mother, she didn’t notice it because she saw me every day. For me, I got a bit of a fright when I first looked in the mirror when I was in hospital because I had seen the difference in my face but I wasn’t aware of how much I had lost.
But for my dad and sisters they have see me less than two weeks later and see a ten kilogram difference and it took them forever to get used to. I also still hadn’t gone to the toilet properly, so my stomach was bloated and I often teased my dad about it, comparing my tummy to his.
His only words for the next few days were, ‘is it normal that she’s this thin?’, ‘she’s too skinny’ and it went on. I saw the concerned look on his face and kept reminding him that this is just my body’s way of reacting to the operation. It’s not like I wasn’t eating, I was but I had just been through a painful operation and thus was the result of it. There was nothing I could do about it.