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.