Saturday, April 6, 2013

12 weeks and a top I never could have worn before

3 months after surgery and I'm still getting used to my body. My right expander still has a weird dent in it and probably will until my exchange surgery.
I have found that yoga has really helped me gain back my mobility. Losing weight is just an added bonus.

It's really hard to take a good picture of yourself
Another added bonus is that I can now wear tops I was never able to before because I no longer require a bra.
Case in point this awesome halter I made myself.

I'm learning to be more comfortable in my own skin, which is important when you feel like you had Betty Rubble and Wilma Flintstone's plastic surgeon.
Pictures and more after the jump

Not only do I notice that my expanders are settling and looking more boob shaped (instead of being up by my clavicle but I can see that I am losing inches. I'd say I'm losing weight but the scale keeps fluctuating so I'm going by my pants being big.

looking more boob like
Doing yoga and belly dancing has really helped my mobility and I feel great after I've done it.
side view
I'm still sleeping in the recliner and hoping that once I have my exchange surgery I'll be able to sleep in my own bed again.

Can't wait for an excuse to wear my new halter top.


Karyn Spence Bondi said...

That is one of your smiley-est progress photos yet. You look fabulous, inside and out!

TeawithFrodo said...

I'm trying to smile more especially since I am really happy with my progress.

Shelly H.-Wilkerson said...

Looks great! I love seeing that yoga is helping someone. It's such a great tool.

teawithfrodo said...

I've been trying to smile more in the progress photos because I've been generally happier.

I didn't know you were following my progress :)

teawithfrodo said...

It's been amazing, not just for the weight loss (that's a bonus) but for the mobility.

When I started yoga I couldn't lift my arms over my head. Now I've got my mobility back.

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