Mona: First of all congrats on the 250# loss. wowee!!! That is a tremendous amount of weight to lose and you should be able to have ps, most especially a panni at the least!! I can so relate to the herd of shar pei's but mine are adult ones!! LOL! Loved your descriptions! You have a great sense of humor, too which I absolutely so relate to!!!
I wish you best of luck and I can just bet you will feel so much better after having it done! Please keep us posted and email me if you'd like, too. I have lost 204# but have 50 more to lose according to my NP at my bariatric center before a PS will even look at me. This was discouraging to me as I am 3 years out and have (IMO) at least 20-25# of excess skin mostly in abdomen area but above waist issues, legs, arms, etc. too, just not as bad. I spoke with the Nut, at the center and she basically rolled her eyes at that amount and said it is unrealistic and said to try for 20 more #. So that is my temporary goal, too.
There is also the PS forum which answers a lot of questions about various surgeries, too if you are interested. Best of luck to you-You deserve it! Great job!! Mary