Wednesday, June 23, 2010

5 Month Update

Hey Everyone!

I've gotten lots of e-mails for an update. I must say that I've had very, very little time to update in the past couple months as I've been in the process of moving a distance to another city & the preparation, apartment hunt, job search and all the loose ends have been taking up all my time! Not to mention time at the gym, work and daily life.

Anyways, back to the task at hand....So really, there's nothing to report! I'm at the 5 month "swell hell" that I had been reading about. I'm working out as much as I can but not seeing a lot of results. Looking back at my pictures, I feel like my last update photos were looking better than how I look now. I feel parts of me are getting a bit more toned, but overall, not a lot of change.

It feels a bit discouraging in the past few weeks. My stomach is still saggy & i'm wondering if I should have gone forward with getting a vertical scar. Though my doctor said that was something he could do for me, he said the scar would be substantial & that it depends if I can live with a bit of sag or a wide, vertical scar. Now that I'm moving cities, I've kind of lost my opportunity now to undergo the vertical surgery with my doctor.

I've come to the conclusion that my body transformation will require an additional surgery or two to get to the point where I'm comfortable with my body. Years of weight gain & not taking care of myself has been very hard on my body & made recovery and getting to a comfortable space a long, hard journey. For now, I can only do my best & keep up with the gym & eating right as much as possible. I'm hoping new surroundings for my boyfriend and I will help in progressing though this & raise my spirits.

Thanks to everyone for your concern & well wishes!

1 comment:

  1. I am 11 weeks post-op of an inverted T incision and I think I am swelling more now then I have so far! I was down 8 pounds at week 4 then I am now!! It is really bumming me out! I am also getting back into my full on work out routine and I wonder how much that is effecting things... Sigh...