Wednesday, August 25, 2010

THE FINAL CHAPTER :O)

Omg, I'm so excited! I have booked my surgery for breast reduction/lift and abdominoplasty with a touch of lyposuction (on the sides just to shape the tummy tuck properly) for OCTOBER 15th!!!! That's not very far away! I met with this plastic surgeon over a year ago. I have been saving money ever since our first consultation. Finally, his office contacted me with a surgery date and I have all of the funds! I can't believe this is finally happening! The most depressing thing ever was losing all of that weight, only to be stuck with a saggy flap of skin on my tummy and saggy breasts to go with it. Finally, I will feel "normal" and be able to fit clothes properly. I have been working out really hard this past month. I've been alternating between running 5k and cycling for my daily workouts, and throwing in some dreaded strength training every second day too. I've also been following the "Endometriosis Diet". My gynecologist suggested it (as well as a birth control pill) in an attempt to avoid surgery. Well, the diet is working! I am pain-free for the first time in 3-4 yrs. One problem, I am very limited as to what foods I can eat. No gluten (wheat), no dairy, no soy, no red meat, no caffeine, no chocolate (omg), limit refined sugars and honey, no ALCOHOL, and limit tinned and frozen foods as well as foods with alot of preservatives and additives. So what do I eat? Alot of fish, chicken, nuts and seeds, veggies and fruit, which is resulting in WEIGHT LOSS. My weight is creeping down and I am thrilled. I've never felt healthier, and I feel well prepared for surgery. I will of course blog the before/after pics as well as my healing progress after surgery. You know me...I share it all! :O)

I also want to say thanks to Happychix (Shirls) for sharing so openly about her surgery with me and for being a supportive friend. She is always so positive and encouraging. There should be more people like her in this world ♥

11 comments:

marie said...

I'm really happy/excited/nervous for you.

I really hope that you write about it, too. One day I hope to be in your shoes.

S-K-H-M said...

YAY! Doing a happy dance with ya!

Anonymous said...

That is excellent Shaunna! You deserve it!! Hopefully I will get to see you soon!!! ♥

Shirls said...

well aren't you a sweetie, giving me a shout out! I really don't deserve any special treatment, you know I'm over the top thrilled that your doing this step as I know you've been really wanting it. And I really belive the healing process requires a great postive 'can do' attitude and I know you have a large amount of that! I love that your getting yourself super strong in prep for surgery, you didn't mention it, but I'm sure your doing a lot of ab work in there as well, it will really help to have those strong abs through recovery, congrats girl, so freaking excited!!!

sunshine! said...

That's wonderful! I'm one of your faithful GTD followers (just in case you didn't know me!)....I know how long you've been waiting....nice to know also that a new diet & BCP is helping with your other issues too.....Best of luck and keep us posted!

sunshine! said...

Best of luck to you! I know how long you've been waiting....and hoping! You look absolutely amazing. Also great update on your health as well (signed a faithful GDTer!)

sunshine! said...

Best of luck! I know how long you've been waiting for this.....also congrats on finding a non-surgical solution for your other health issues! Best of luck to you! (signed a faithful GDTer)

jules and mark said...

way to go shrunk!!
my name is jules and i lost my weight around the same time as you, so i have watched you all the way!
so happy for you

TL said...

That is really exciting! I am thrilled for you. xoxox

~Tammy said...

From one that reads your blog, but has never posted (I don't think anyway), I want to say, "CONGRATULATIONS"

So happy for you to know that you've worked so hard and you're finding that good things come with the work put forth. Awesome!

Can't wait to hear/read about your surgeries and how you feel afterwards.

Q102Briand said...

I am so HAPPY for you!!!! I know this is something you have wanted to do for a long time and you deserve it!
I had my tummy tuck last year so if you have any questions email me q102briand@gmail.com!

Brian
Cincinnati