I have stopped wearing jeans because of my weight gain as it gives me a muffin top and I cannot breathe as a consequence. I have thus had to resort to anything with an elasticated waist - they have become a lifeline. I used to always say that I would ban anything with a garter waist if I were made President of the World because I was convinced that they caused the world's rising obesity problem. But I have changed my mind about them as they have become my bestfriends...
Today an order I had made on the Topshop website arrived: a pair of cropped harem trousers with an elasticated waist. Bad idea. The trousers, combined with the turban I was wearing, made me look like Aladdin.
This of course, is not the end of the road for me. My weight will continue to rise, and I will lose more hair. Which will then make me look like the Genie.
I'd like to think that before I started chemotherapy I was more of a pseudo- Princess Jasmine. This can only mean that I could be a one-man show of Aladdin. Someone call Disney, quick.