Friday, March 22, 2013
I've recently been having medical-surgical consultations about having some plastic surgery to remove excess abdominal tissue. My "apron" is very large and pendulous since losing my 200+ lbs and 123 in.+ in my journey to the new me. Well, the final word is that "We won't touch you for this type of major surgery". I am no longer in the "morbidly obese" arena and that no longer is the issue. It is that I have too many major medical issues that put me at risk. My brain surgeon tells me to save any surgeries for "emergencies". Some of my medical history includes previous blood clots, a brain hemorrhage, seizures, electrolyte issues, to mention a few. I guess this is why I've been disabled since 2001. I've dreamed since my journey began in March 2009, that someday I would have this procedure and my stomach would look so much better. But?
I may have been discouraged and disappointed and knocked down, but I have definitely NOT been knocked out! I'm still on my journey to the new me and will continue on as I've been doing. I'll have to adjust some of my t-shirts and blouses to be longer in order to disguise my "situation", but at least they are not "big sizes" any longer. I've come to far to turn back now.
If you have become discouraged, disappointed, tearful, anxious, angry, frustrated, having a "giving up" attitude, or a "who cares anyway" mind set......throw it out the window! Life is short. Look how far you have come, are going, have already accomplished, have goals you have already met, have visualized what you will look like in the future, see how your dreams are coming true.......put your journey first and think the positive.....even in the face of negative.
We can all do this and will end up the best that we can be. Nothing is impossible!
"Hold on to my arm & let's journey together!"
(© Paula's Thoughts)
Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!
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