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It just started getting mean. I was standing on the subway platform one day, commuting home from work, when I realized that I had been raped that year before, by that boy who had first penetrated me. My heart was a train and it plowed through my head. I called the campus peer counseling and crisis line and a grown man answered.
I left the boyfriend with whom I had psychic conversations and built love forts. My back was the back of my bony fist and I wanted to curl up and bloody the face of the world. This thing had a name, postcholecystectomy syndrome, and if he could name it, he could smite it. He prescribed packets of Questran, a bile acid sequestrant once used to treat hypercholesterolemia, for my bile acid malabsoroption.
How long will I have to take this? Mixed in some water, you can barely taste it. The problems are caused by changes in bile flow into the GI tract.
Patients older than 70 years did not develop PCS. I quit the job. I started working all night at the hour service desk in the apartment lobby and then went home and drank alone. One day, walking in my high heels to the liquor store in the suspended sweat of a Maryland summer, I realized that I might be one of those girls in the glossy magazines—not the ones with concave bellies and hips like dolphin backs, but the ones whose brains are horror stories, cautionary tales about the brinkwomanship of pressing against the edge of institutionalization.
I cut off all my hair.
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