The carriage held but just ourselves. And immortality. May 25, 2009 11:56 AM   Subscribe

Follow-up Thread. Last July, this thread linking to this account of life at 530 lbs moved many MeFites.

It introduced me to Sugar Sweet, the author's blog, which I've enjoyed for the candor, resilience and fortitude in the face of adversity it chronicles. A few days ago, Heidi's father committed suicide (gunshot; she found him) and she is now dealing with the aftermath, which is hugely difficult given the family's financial circumstances. Those of you following this post about companies that clean up after suicides may be heartened to know that one such firm donated its services to her family. Other blog readers are helping out as well.
Oh and in other follow-up news, she's lost a little over 200 lbs in the roughly 18 months since her weight loss surgery, described in this entry.
posted by carmicha to MetaFilter-Related at 11:56 AM (22 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by Sys Rq at 12:39 PM on May 25, 2009


Damn, I was feeling pretty self-satisfied for losing 60 in 2 years.
posted by DU at 1:13 PM on May 25, 2009


@ Sys Rq... Oh. I didn't see Pseudostrabismis' post come... and go.
posted by carmicha at 1:54 PM on May 25, 2009


I think this is a bad idea for MetaTalk.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:56 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think Ubu is a bad idea for handshaking.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:59 PM on May 25, 2009


spirit fingers are so much classier.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:10 PM on May 25, 2009


I think what made the other post somewhat less appropriate was that it was a donationpost. Hopefully this one can stand simply as a "there's been an update to a thread that drew a lot of interest a few years ago".
posted by Deathalicious at 2:31 PM on May 25, 2009


We all should be trying to live for at least 200 years. If you can make it that far, anti-aging technology will probably be advanced enough to keep you around for 2000 more.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:52 PM on May 25, 2009


Imagine being married for 2000 years.
posted by desjardins at 3:55 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Polygamy will again be legal within that, so yeah.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:56 PM on May 25, 2009


but we're in the Kali Yuga, Burhanistan. even 50 years for us is equal to 2000 years for people of different historical periods.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:13 PM on May 25, 2009


One can assume divorce wouldn't again become illegal.
posted by Lemurrhea at 4:13 PM on May 25, 2009


Imagine being married for 2000 years.

No.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:35 PM on May 25, 2009


Imagine being married for 2000 years...to 100 different people.
posted by DU at 4:41 PM on May 25, 2009


All at once or where there be vacations?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:43 PM on May 25, 2009


Imagine a mother-in-law stamping on a human face, forever.
posted by felix betachat at 6:00 PM on May 25, 2009 [15 favorites]


Imagine a mother-in-law stamping on a human face, forever.

Is the human face... mine... or just any face?
posted by jerseygirl at 6:25 PM on May 25, 2009


Healthy At Any Size.
posted by tkchrist at 9:34 PM on May 25, 2009


I'm still parsing the Emily Dickinson quotation:

(Because I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me)
The carriage held but just ourselves
And immortality.

Is the death referred to the suicide of her father? Because if so, the context doesn't seem to fit. The man shot himself in the head and his daughter had to take care of the aftermath, for heaven's sake.
posted by misha at 9:58 AM on May 26, 2009


the context doesn't seem to fit.

Why not? The point of the poem (to me) is that Death stops for us all, in however violently or gently he happens to drop by.
posted by scody at 11:56 AM on May 26, 2009


I chose it because I was feeling grateful to be alive and part of a reasonably happy family... and should enjoy it while I can.
posted by carmicha at 12:01 PM on May 26, 2009


I read her blog and even I don't really think this is the right place to post this.
posted by pinky at 11:15 AM on May 27, 2009


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