Just how much have I lost?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Size 12

Yep that's it I said it.  I can fit a size 12 dress!  I have not worn that size since 9th grade.  Even though I have weighed less than 170 as an adult I never had a flat stomach which meant always going up to a 14. 
I tried on all my t-shirts today and they just hang on me and don't show my new figure at all.  Which means only one thing.  SHOPPING.  Kohls, and JC Penny here I come.  I bought 5 dresses, 3 t-shirts, and a  pocket book.  I probably would have bought more if my 7 year old wasn't begging me to leave every three seconds.  Now I need shoes.  I have no shoes that match any of the dresses.  My old wardrobe consisted of khakis or other pants and slip on loafers.  Loafers and dresses are really not a good look on anyone. 
I didn't try on any pants since I really am not supposed to be wearing anything around my waist just yet.  The compression garment is still a pain to get on and wear but I do feel better when I wear it. 

Last week I went in to the ob and she said I have another 2 more weeks before I get the green light on you know what.  She described the what if I just try it out possibility.  'your uterus is underneath your bowel.  now that is gone.  So you will be admitted into the ER because your bowel is now coming out, which will mean they will make a vertical incision from your breast bone down to your groin to remove your bowel.  They will then flush it out and put it back inside you.  Hopefully you will not die from the infection.' 
After that description of what could happen I decided I will just keep everything locked up down there from my husband for another two weeks.  The doctor suggested I tell my husband to sleep on the sofa if he gets tempted to try anything.

Still can't wait to wear underwear that matches my bra.  I got nothing on underneath the compression garment.  And some afternoons when I come home I just go commando. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

I'm still here and healing

Ok my computer died.  I mean bit the big one.  I sent it over to my friend who fixes computers and he said the hard drive is bad and it would cost more to fix it then it would be to buy a new one.  Since it is 6 or 7 years old he said I should feel good since most computers only last at most 5 years.

That is why my friends I have not posted in forever. 

After 4 months I can
   - walk well, not hunched over at all
    - not sleep with a pillow under my legs (just took it out last night)
   - sleep on either of my sides
   -  feel my hip bones.  I literally asked my husband, "do you think this hard thing is my hip bone?  Because I have never been able to actually feel my bones due to my large roll." 
    - be out and around for about 8 hours until I need to put my feet up

Things that still give me trouble 
   - Driving.  Not fun at all.  It is just uncomfortable any way you try and sit.
  - Bending like if I want to tie shoes someone else is going to need to do it
  - getting in and out of bed
   - raising hands above my head

My scar is no longer scabby, but it is a dark red.  My two drain spots on my uh feminine area are still noticeable also. 

I hate my compression garment but hate it also when I don't wear it because my thighs hurt with each step.  It is sweaty and tight.  And since I can't wear underwear yet, you have to wash it very often since it is all up in there if you know what I mean.  did I tell you it has to be washed by hand!  It's 2013 who washes things by hand.  Well I tried to put one of them in the washer and it ripped right in half.  In half!  Which means the label was correct when it said wash by hand. 

Now that I am using my daughter's computer that she no longer wants I should be able to get pictures uploaded soon.