Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Where I'm at with my thighs

I'm super happy with the results but I do wish that the incision on the inside of my thighs went further down.  I feel like there is still too much skin (and now with even less up higher) just above my knees.  It's hard to explain, but when I stand or sit even you really can't tell.  It's just when I kneel and really, how often do I actually do that?

Our first hike on vacation and it was already apparent that this surgery is a WIN!  It's such a different experience to walk from your hips and not your knees!  I think I must have mentioned at least 20 times on vacation how pleased I am with the results.  All that excess in the way is just gone.  I took a couple of pictures when I was in the hotel in Bozeman.  Hard to see... but that's the point right?


I'm done with surgery for a while.  I need to work with what I have and although this body is not perfect, it's never going to be tight and there are parts of me that will always sag, I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to fix myself up a bit.  I am struck by how much easier it is to be "skinny" in this body.  I tried hard not to let the skin bother me, but now that it's gone it's apparent to me that it's a mental weight that never really lets you go.  Scars don't weigh on me the way the skin did and I can't imagine stretching myself back out.  No way.

4 comments:

Fab Kate said...

OMG, Sarah, you look GREAT! That must be such a relief that it's over. Congrats.

Lori said...

Dang look at you! I would love to have my thighs look like that :D

I am so glad the surgery was worth it for you.

Alexia said...

i'm glad you happy! and that your healing went well.

Sarah said...

I should add that baby stretch would be fine. :) No, I'm not, but when I say I can't imagine stretching myself out, it's in reference to food.