Upstate NY

Location: Ithaca, NY
Member since 3/18/2014


  • 114 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 2 questions

Reviews & Stories

Having a Panniculectomy 45 Year Old Mother of 3. 3 C-sections. After Losing Half of Me! (230lbs) East Syracuse, NY

After five years of diet and exercise I've gone from 435lbs down to 215lbs. I feel amazing, except for back pain. Although the pain is more manageable now, it's still persistent. I carry a large pannus around me like a worn out deflated tire. The flap is heave and strains my lower back. The more active I am in a day the more pain I have. At 5ft 3, I could barely walk under the strain. Now I... READ MORE

Questions from Upstate NY

Panniculectomy , drains?? How can a doctor know before surgery that I won't need drains? (photo)

I went to see a PS at Upstate Medical. He described the Panniculectomy procedure to me. He explained, because I have a low belly button, he will have to cut my pannus above my... READ MORE

I had a panniculetomy 2 weeks ago. My belly button is pink and I've had a yellowish drainage. Is this an infection? (photo)

I had a panniculetomy two weeks ago tomorrow. My PS is over an hours drive away. My belly button is getting pink, I've had a yellowish drainage since my Doc took of the... READ MORE

Recent comments from Upstate NY

How are you coming along? You look amazing already! I'll be following your recovery journey. Keep us posted! Thanks for your service! READ COMMENT

Congrats! Happy healing. I hated hated my drains too. Hang in there:) READ COMMENT

You look beautiful! Enjoy READ COMMENT

You are looking amazing! Have fun on your trip with the hubby. Love the dress! READ COMMENT