Heather L. posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Yesterday was my third surgiversary.

I may not have gotten to where some people think I should have gotten, but I'm so happy with where I am compared to where I started. My life is entirely different, yet still my life. My size affects every


Heather L. uploaded a new photo 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Heather L. posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

I haven't taken photos at all since about six weeks out, so I don't have any show and tell this time - sorry!

Everything is healing fine and I'm still amazed at how flat my stomach is. My LBL scar is thin and really well-positioned. I just ha


Heather L. uploaded a new photo 7 months, 1 week ago

Heather L. uploaded a new photo 7 months, 1 week ago

Heather L. posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Thursday was my one month surgiversary!

I finally went back to sleeping in bed after four weeks in the recliner (which I'm super thankful for, but SO GLAD to get out of). Swelling doesn't seem to be much of an issue right now, but I'm very car


Heather L. posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

I had my LBL three weeks ago tomorrow.

The first week was pretty terrible. Four drains, muscle tightening, swelling, blisters all over my backside from the dressings. Thank goodness for Oxy, the free recliner I found on Craigslist and havin


Heather L. uploaded a new photo 8 months, 1 week ago

Heather L. posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

... there was poop!

Sorry, but as you all know, finally getting your bowels moving after surgery is a big deal! ;)

It's been six


Heather L. posted a discussion topic 8 months, 3 weeks ago

On monday, I go in for my lower body lift (LBL) aka tummy tuck/butt lift aka belt lipectomy aka circumferential trunk lift.

That’s the last scheduled (and budgeted for) post-weightloss plastic surgery I have.

Thinking about how much


Heather L. posted a discussion topic 9 months, 1 week ago

AAAHHHH!!!!

I don't really have too much to say about it other than HOLY CRAP! TWO WEEKS! And, I'm starting to get nervous. I'm worrying about how and where I'm going to sleep, mostly.

Oh, so, for my arm lift, as most of you know, I mo


Heather L. posted a discussion topic 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Okay, just had my pre-op appointment with the surgeon for my Oct 2nd LBL! Got my prescriptions, filled out a ton of paperwork, got some blood drawn and had an ECG. I'm so excited!

But, I learned that the only garment my surgeon sends me home


Heather L. posted a discussion topic 12 months ago

Yay! I've graduated!

Had my six-week follow-up with the surgeon yesterday. I don't have to wear compression anymore! And, other than a small part that opened up on the side of my chest which requires a bandage but is healing just fine, he's


Heather L. posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

I dunno, sometimes I'm flipping through my phone and I find a photo of me I totally forgot existed and it just blows. my. mind. Who was that? I barely remember her! But, I never, ever want to forget her, either, so I make a before/after photo to rem


Heather L. posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Three weeks ago I was waking up in recovery. As y'all know, I also moved house five days after, so it's been a wild ride to say the least.

The first week was rough. Not necessarily from pain, but mostly because I could do very little for mysel

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03/26/2015
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