Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Going Under the Knife in March

I am headed in for another surgery, but this one I am looking forward to.  Insurance approval came through for my skin removal surgery for my abdomen and chest.  For those of you who haven't been reading along at home, I had gastric bypass about 19 months ago and have lost a total of about 300 lbs since my peak weight.  Due to this, I feel like Rocky the Flying Squirrel with all of my excess skin right now.  Come March 11th, that will change, at least some.

For my mid-section, they will be removing a belt of skin.  If you want a disgusting photo of what that looks like, look here.  I am going to end up scarred across my midsection from that, but since I am Grade 3-Grade 4 case, it will be worth it.  On my chest, it will be the equivalent of a breast reduction to get rid of my "man boobs."  I don't know exactly how much skin will be taken off exactly, nor how much it will weigh, but I look forward to the results.  I would be lying if I didn't say I was a bit nervous.  It is surgery, and significant at that.  But for my quality of life, it is necessary.  So, now I count down the the 11th of March.  Wish me luck!

PS - I also just got back from the gym.  An hour on the treadmill + some time in the weight room.  Followed that up with some breakfast for dinner (a nice cheese omelette) and some DVRed TV.  Happy days.

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