It has been a long time since I've visited OH. August 10th will be my 6 year wls anniversary. Ive gone below my goal weight by ten lbs and have maintained. I have to say that I am happy to be a healthy weight. However, nothing could have prepated me for the stark reality I live in currently. The loose skin is very uncomfortable physically as well as mentally. I do not have any issues with break down or infections. I am really uncomfortable in my clothing. Mental stress is the big issue for me. I wear spanx to hold it all together, but I am getting horrible stomach aches by doing so.
In my head I am still obese. The loose skin seems to keep me in this mindset. I dont look in the mirror until I am fully dressed because if I look at my body I start to cry and become depressed. This is not at all what I had envisioned post surgery would be like. I thought I'd be so happy once the weight was gone. I am far from happy. Plastic surgery is not possible as I cannot afford it. I actually think that I have more body image issues now than I did at 467# I feel defeated. Can anyone relate? How do you deal with this because I need help here. Advice welcomed. Thanks