2/25/13 - My Princess Transformation Begins - Boston, MA
- updated 9 months ago
I am about to under go my belt lipectomy in about...
- 24 Feb 2013
- 1 day pre
I am about to under go my belt lipectomy in about 24 hours and am so nervous and scared. I know it's the right thing to do for me but it doesn't help with the fear or unknown. I was always the girl that would be described as the young lady with such a pretty face and hair, if she could only lose weight. I was done with being alone and not dating and telling myself if they could only get past the fat it would work. i would find true love.
Well I was finally tired of hearing that and I started my weight loss journey in 2006 with my first gastric lap band surgery. I unfortunately had to have revision and band replacement surgery in 2008. Overall I lost over 180 pounds and over 125% of my excess body weight. This was the best decision I have ever made. I am so happy and healthy and live a life I love! I have gained confidence, self worth and appreciation I never knew existed. Still have a long way to go but I am on my way.
I have maintained my weight for a year now and decided it was time to take that leap and begin the final steps to my story. I am ready to begin the next chapter/book of my life. I have been working with my plastic surgeon for 3 years for this day to come. I have so much extra skin now it feels as if I am wearing a fat suit. It hurts to exercise which has become such a major part of my life now. I started running and I take yoga, Pilates, and core fusion classes.
I will also have a breast lift and augmentation, arm lift, and thigh lift once I am recovered from tomorrow. At the completion of all this I should be a size 4!!!! How great it is to say that. Bikini here I come...
I am so nervous for tomorrow that I am a wreck today. I am just trying to keep busy and my mind occupied. I am clueless as to the pain I will have after. The surgery itself is scary as well but I know I am in good hands.
How many of you have been through this? How was the surgery? The pain? I would love to hear your stories.
I can't wait to report back after surgery tomorrow to let you know how I am doing.
Well it is the start of post op day 5 and overall...
- 2 Mar 2013
- 5 days post
I am however enjoying the results so far and see a difference and am so happy with it.
I can't wait to have the other procedures and be done. I go back on Tuesday for my post op appointment with my doctor and can start planning the next round.
I will post some pictures shortly and keep everyone posted as to recovery.
I am 2 weeks post op and doing well. The doctor...
- 13 Mar 2013
- 15 days post
I am so happy so far. Even with the swelling I can see the start of my flat stomach area, and its GREAT!
He was recommended by my weight loss doctor.