6 months post-op
Sep 27, 2008
The one month stall
Jun 06, 2008
May 16, 2008
So yesterday I went to see my surgeon for a six week follow up and the director of the WLS program happen to be there; I waved to her from across the room and she waved back, then a few seconds later you hear her saying "Oh my god, I didn't recognize you. You look so different, and so beautiful...look at you." I hollered back to her "it's amazing what a 40lb loss can do." She came over and gave me a hug and congratulated me on my weight loss. Before she left the clinic she had to come by again to see me because she was still in disbelief as to how different I looked now and the last time she saw me.
Yesterday was a good day. I opened up a box of cloths labeled L&XL womens cloths that I had put together last summer. I started putting on the clothes and was just amazed with what I was seeing. There was a pair of 16w capris that still had the tags on it, so I tried it on and they fit! So I decided to be a little on the risky side and try on one of my Victoria Secret bras that I haven't worn since I was pregnant with my first child and guess what...it fit! I may need to loose a little in the boob area so I don't fill up the cups so much, but hell, I was just thrilled to be able to get the bra around me. So I wore the bra and capris to my appointment (picture under file 6wks post-op).
The other day I came out of the bathroom and told my husband that I had just seen something that I hadn't seen since I was three months pregnant with our first child. He asked what it was and I told him "my chooch"! He looked at me strangely and said "okay, that's nice". It was a big deal to me. If it would of been a man in this situation he would have been just as thrilled to see his penis again after loosing it to his projected stomic.
I have a date!
Feb 13, 2008
It took some tough arranging but it all worked out in the end. I will meet my folks half way to hand over the children and then about two weeks later we will pick them up and my husband will take sick leave for a week to help me out. So the date is March 25th and I have already started to countdown to the first day of the rest of my life.