On October 8th I got the final approval from my insurance company, secured the money needed for the co-pay, and scheduled my loose skin removal for October 22nd. A panniculectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the pannus — excess skin and tissue from the lower abdomen. My doctor also did abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) which tightened the skin and muscles of my stomach.
How can two people who are lost, hurting, and full of anger and resentment, come to a point of feeling fulfilled, loved, and supported? It was a rocky road for my husband and me, with many ups and downs, but here are some things that helped me to feel closer to my husband when so much distance had grown between us.
When I was morbidly obese there weren’t any clothes I felt authentic to expressing myself or my style, that even fit me. I had to be concerned with clothes I could wear more than clothes I wanted to wear. I wasn’t even able to consider style as an option.