Monday, October 01, 2012

The Final Countdown!

The Final Countdown!

I am so excited that today is the 1st of October. It means that I can now say that my body lift surgery is next month. It sounds so close when I say it like that!

In just 52 more sleeps I will be making my way to the hospital to finally have all my saggy stomach and back skin cut off. It's not a moment too soon either because as the spring weather is slowly heating up I am once again being plagued by the 'sweat issue'. It's already getting quite messy and painful down there so I am thankful I won't have to go through another summer like this ever again.

I am currently spending way too much time standing naked in front of my full length mirror pulling and grabbing my skin and fat to try and imagine what I will look like once it is gone. Of course the first thing I notice is how fat my thighs look when they are not overshadowed by my droopy stomach! Oh dear, I am determined not to keep picking fault with my body after the surgery, I just want to be happy with what I have.

As of last Friday I weighed in at 76.2 kilos (167.6 lbs) and my goal before surgery was to be 72.5 kilos (159.5 lbs), but I will be happy to just be as close as possible to that number and be feeling fit and healthy. The surgeon said it wouldn't make any difference to the surgery if I lost weight, so I am really doing this for myself because I want my arms, legs, face and neck to match my new slimmer tummy.

I am not nervous at all about the surgery... well not yet anyway. The only thing I am nervous about is that something will happen and my surgery will have to be postponed. I would be so devastated if that happened, I am trying not to think about it. Only positive thoughts!


  1. Excited to follow this journey as I am planning on surgery for my stomach and arms in December! Good luck to you!

  2. Oh Tully this is so exciting. You are one of the very 1st blogs I started reading before I got my band. I will definitely stay tuned to see your progress. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Ooo, how exciting to have found your blog! I'm having a tummy tuck on 11/12, so I will be glad to follow your journey, too!

    I'm at if you want to check it out. Good luck to both of us! Anyone who references Arrested Development in a blog post is already a friend of mine. :)

  4. can i ask u a hugely personal question? i'm sorry...
    i'm looking for a quote and wondering if your's includes the pubic lift as well.

    1. Hi,

      That's ok, nothing is too personal when it comes to this stuff. My surgeon has not specifically mentioned the pubic lift, but I take it that it will get lifted somewhat as part of the surgery. As this is the full body lift, the pubic area and bottom will both be pulled up as part of the surgery.

      I certainly hope it gets a lift. I will report back on my blog after surgery!

      Good luck. :)

  5. If you are anything like me you won't feel anything until the day before the surgery, then you will be filled with fear ! I was.


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