Hello. I used to be a regular, and was so thankful to this board for getting me through my journey to weight loss. I looked at the calendar today, and realized it was 5 years ago that I went through the most wonderful, horrible, scary, exciting, and now lifechanging surgery.
I was 270 at my heaviest. Now, 5 years later, an IVF baby, and life I really don't know for sure (baby is 6 months). However, I am in MUCH smaller clothes, I am MUCH healthier, and I am living my life.
Now, in 15 short days, I will be starting another journey. I will be having an abdominalplasty to remove the large amount of skin from my upper and lower belly. (I have had severe back pain for 3 years, and they are hoping this will help it). Insurance agreed to cover a large majority of the surgery, and we just happened to have the amount they won't cover in savings!
I realize a lot of the regulars who may remember me are gone, but I just wanted to share this with the few that remain, and cheer on the people who are just starting this life changing journey. It is SO WORTH IT!