Look what arrived for me in the mail this week!
I should be showing you the really cute sparkly wedges I ordered online, but instead I am more excited that my compression garments for my body lift surgery arrived. I ordered two that are exactly the same and it cost me $427 (including postage) all up.
You can just imagine how much fun I am going to have wearing these lovely garments for a couple of months over summer. I hear it's going to be an especially hot summer this year too... Obviously it would be preferable to have the surgery over winter, but I didn't want to wait one extra minute or go through another summer of sweaty stomach rashes.
What you can't see in the photo above is the lovely hole in the crotch area, presumably for going to the bathroom. I am guessing I will be leaving my dignity at the door with this surgery. Luckily AJ should be ready for this after the nightmare I put him through last year when I put on full body spanx, then painted my nails and then desperately had to go to the bathroom. You can imagine that assistance was needed... Poor AJ.
I have heard and read online that wearing these garments is a really unpleasant part of the surgery recovery. I am hoping all my years of wearing spanx and clothes that are way too small for me will have prepared me for this particular discomfort. If being obese my entire life has taught me one thing, it is being uncomfortable!
I will be sure to share all the hellish and embarrassing moments of the surgery. Please let me know if you have any of your own horror stories to share!