Monday, March 24, 2014

8 Year Anniversary

I have been a terrible blogger lately.
It is always on my "to do" list, but I never seem to get around to it.
Thursday was my 8 year anniversary of my gastric bypass surgery!
It really is hard to believe that it has been that long.
I'm very proud of myself for keeping the weight off
And losing more than half of my former self.
When I stepped on the scale Thursday morning...
It read 139 lbs.

This past year was a little rough in terms of my stomach.
I had hernia surgery in June 2013.
Horrible. Hurt forever.
And it sidelined me from cutting my own grass all summer!
My one joy of the summer months.
In September I went back in for surgery to fix a tiny problem with that surgery.
There was a stitch that was inflamed inside.
He went in and took it out and then numbed the tissue around the area.
Now I have a backwards L scar and lots of weird hanging skin in that area.

Hanging skin.
It's everywhere.
I've learned to hide it quite well.
I bought a new bathing suit the other day.
Never a bikini.
Never a solid one piece.
I will always have to have some type of shorts to hide the gross parts.
But it's ok.
Small price to pay.
I don't think I will ever have that extra junk removed.
I just can't imagine going through that.
And it's not a necessity.