Tim Hatch: Educator. Author. Tired.

Journal

Plague Journal 3: Road Trip

This will be decidedly less political than the previous entry, but since I’ll be talking about the Covid nightmare at some point, it’ll doubtless get opinionated, so consider this your trigger warning (if angry leftist thought triggers you). We left town a couple weeks ago. I’m teaching a class this summer, as I try to...

Weekly Check In – 7/22/2020

Fifty three weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 2?? Blood Sugar: ??? I’m still on vacation. I’ve eaten responsibly, exercised a bit, graded a LOT, and hung out with family and friends. I’m reading a lot. For fun, even. Still no scale, still don’t care. It was a...

One Year Ago

One year ago today, at this very moment, I was seriously struggling to wake up from my surgery. My wife and mother were in the room with me, along with a few others, and I was in significant pain. Pain from the six fresh stomach scars from the surgery, pain from the nausea caused by...

Weekly Check In – 7/15/2020

Fifty two weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 2?? Blood Sugar: ??? I had surgery one year ago. Almost. Technically, my “surgiversary” (I love language and all the fun things you can do with it, but I kind of hate adorable word mashups, so I’m conflicted in even...

Weekly Check In – 7/8/2020

Fifty one weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 238 Blood Sugar: 109 Did I really lose five pounds in a week? Did I really live my life that differently? Did I take more responsibility for myself? Nope. The numbers say I did (well…they say I lost weight, those...

Weekly Check In – 7/1/2020

Fifty weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 243 Blood Sugar: 104 Three pounds up. Fuck. On the other hand, fuck it. I’m having a hard time believing this to be actual weight gain, and for the moment, I’m just going with water retention as a possible reason. In...