Hi, I'm 26 years old, I've had back an shoulder...
27 Nov 2013
10 months pre
Hi, I'm 26 years old, I've had back an shoulder pain since I was 14. Before I was pregnant, I was a j, but I have not gone down. I've tried weight loss, they don't go anywhere. Running used to be fun for me, I miss it. I'm six feet tall and I weigh 244, I'm hoping to get down to 225-230 before my surgery. Insurance has approved my claim. I'm just waiting on my surgery date.
I'm both excited and nervous. The doctor said I need a free nipple graft. I'm worried about the appearance of the graft, but more worried about possible nerve damage from the weight on my shoulders.
My insurance was cancelled, so I could not get the surgery. I found a job in January and finally got health insurance so I'm back on. My surgery date is September 25th. I'm so excited, but I still have weight to lose! I'm actually really glad I had to wait, my daughter is now walking, so I don't have to worry about that. Does anyone have a survival list? What couldn't you live without during recovery?
Another set back
In really discouraged, I was laid off due to down sizing last Friday. I called my surgeon to see if there was any way possible to do it before the end of the month and they said no. However, I did find a new job very quickly. My benefits start in 30 days, so I guess we wait again. I can get on track to losing more weight.
Third times the charm?
30 Dec 2014
3 months post
So after yet another set back of losing a job, I did find another and I just gave my new insurance information to my surgeon. I should know within the next couple weeks! Here's to hoping no more set backs!
19 Apr 2015
7 months post
Finally I have a new surgery date. Thurs times a charm right? Hopefully nothing going wrong in that month and a half! I'm compiling a list of stuff that I'll need. Anyone have a free nipple graft?
A little over one month
I have one month a 8 days until the big day, so yesterday I went out and bought a bathrobe, some close in the front sports bras, and some tanks for recovery. A friend of mine was cleaning out her closet and gave me a bunch of business clothes that might fit after surgery, so I don't have to worry about spending a bunch of money on work clothes. Fortunately, we also have consignment shops where I live which I will hit after I feel better.
My mom will be flying in from Arizona to help me with my 2 year old, which I'm really excited about.
One month out
11 May 2015
8 months post
I'm starting to have second thoughts about this procedure. Is that normal?