Cosmetic Surgery

Monday, May 02, 2011

On Thursday of next week I'll be going in for cosmetic surgery. It's described as a tummy tuck, but is modified in the fact that a partial body lift will be part of it.

I'm excited about the surgery. It'll be nice to have a good portion of the extra skin removed from my body. It will also take another 15 pounds off my body as well. I will walk in looking one way and walk out looking another. A little strange for the mind to wrap around and I know it will take me some time but still I'm excited about it.

At the same time, there's part of me that is sad. I'm sad that I allowed myself to get in this condition. As much as I'm thankful that the medical community has pushed to make these surgeries covered by insurance, part of me feels like they shouldn't have to. Taking off the weight has taken a long time and fixing the side affects to my body that being obese caused will take just as long.

I knew all this when I started and decided then that I needed to lose weight no matter what I looked like under the clothes. I'm glad I made that decision and have not regretted it. Still, I can't shake the feeling that I didn't need to be in this situation. We are stuck with the choices we make and God has given me a second chance to make it right. We are not always given second chances.

So, I'm going to take this second chance and make the most of it. There's no turning back as far as I am concerned. Hopefully, I'll put up before and after pictures after I feel a bit better.
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    How did your surgery go?? I would love to see pictures? Is your husband home yet? Please update all of us in a blog entry! :)
    3346 days ago
    Good Luck Lady!!!
    3348 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    This is such an honest, thoughtfully considered, well-written blog. Many years ago, my insurance partially covered my treatment for alcoholism. Thanks to that jump-start, and AA, I am gratefully sober 26 years later which means I have avoided untold damage to myself and others. I totally understand your regret and I think it is honorable that you acknowledged your part which means you are less likely to repeat the behavior but perhaps now you can shift to gratitude? Just a gentle suggestion and I hope it reads that way, not as bossy. By the way, I am SO subscribing to your blog. Please, take care! emoticon
    3427 days ago
    You should feel proud of yourself that you corrected the problem, not bad that you had the problem in the first place! God has given you the avenue to get this done- Be grateful and push everything else out of your mind as you prepare and then heal. I'll be interested to see what you look like when you are done, too. Not that I really know what you look like now, you keep wrapped up so tight....... :-)
    3427 days ago
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    Good luck with your tummy tuck, I have had it done and it helps alot.. emoticon
    3427 days ago
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