Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

13 09, 2015

Some Days I Hate That I Don’t Feel Pretty

By |2015-09-13T13:29:30+00:00September 13th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

I’m unsure as I write if I’ll post it. I try not to put too much negative self talk out into the universe anymore. I’ve struggled with feeling “pretty” lately. People tell me I am pretty all the time and yet, I rarely see it unless I catch a selfie at a good angle. My weight has been bouncing around on the scale between 159 and 165 lately. That’s awesome. 165 is my maintenance weight. [...]

6 09, 2015

The Weight of Relationships: Losing and Gaining After Weight Loss

By |2015-09-06T23:04:46+00:00September 6th, 2015|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

It’s nearly five o’clock in the morning and I should be sleeping. I’m not though. I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. It’s been awhile since I actually shared what’s been going in my journey through written word. When I started my blog that’s what it was about, sharing my journey so that other people out there that might be experiencing the same sorts of things didn’t feel so alone. That was easy when [...]

7 06, 2015

Accepting The Perfectly Imperfect Me

By |2015-06-07T09:17:58+00:00June 7th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

The concept of being your “perfectly imperfect” self was first introduced to me by one of my heroes Heidi Powell. [ You can read her original article: I am (still) Perfect here] One of the biggest things I have struggled with post-weight loss is body image issues. The picture to the right is one of my favorite photos of myself. I feel like I look fierce, strong, happy and proud of what I have accomplished. [...]

3 10, 2013

Avoiding High Risk Behaviors after Weight-Loss Surgery

By |2013-10-03T19:59:56+00:00October 3rd, 2013|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

This was going to be a Facebook post – but really, I felt it was more appropriate to share with a larger reader base.  The topic of taking pain medication after weight loss surgery is the buzz today thanks to a great article [ Weight-Loss Surgery May Add to Painkiller Dependence, Study Says ] Prior to my RNY in October of 2010 I was diagnosed with chronic back pain and muscle spasms as well as [...]

5 08, 2013

Sex – Excess Skin and Body Contouring After WLS Weight Loss

By |2013-08-05T15:54:59+00:00August 5th, 2013|My Story|2 Comments

I'm a Gastric Bypass patient that has lost 260 lb. I'm a WLS Exercise and Bariatric Fitness Enthusiast and I am now a four time Reconstructive Plastic Surgery patient. I've written several articles that approach the concept of Body Contouring Surgery after WLS or Massive weight loss from a couple different directions, the emotional journey, the body image issues, the pain involved, I've even talked about body functions and genital relocation. This next topic shouldn't [...]

2 08, 2013

Poo Pee Your Genitals and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

By |2013-08-02T12:24:25+00:00August 2nd, 2013|My Story|1 Comment

Being a WLS Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Patient myself, there are a few things that I have learned in the last 17 months that I REALLY wish people had told me and taught me about before hand. Let me just say, this isn't the sort of information that I could have found on the internet, it isn't for the faint of heart, and if my talking about body functions, defecation, or the change in location of [...]

31 07, 2013

Emotions Post Reconstructive Plastic Surgery After WLS

By |2013-07-31T17:24:51+00:00July 31st, 2013|My Story|6 Comments

I'm behind on blogs and there are so many I need to write. Since this is the most prevalent in my mind, it will get written first. As usual, I will be sharing the full experience of this fourth bout of reconstructive plastic surgery with you once I am fully healed and can write about it from bringing to end. What I want to talk about today is the emotional and mental aspect of this [...]

11 06, 2013

Amazing Memories Happen in Las Vegas – WLSFA 2013 Recap

By |2013-06-11T13:29:38+00:00June 11th, 2013|My Story|2 Comments

This blog is a several weeks overdue, but if you follow my blog you know that I've had my hands full and have been a busy little Slender Seeker so don't spank me too hard, or if you have to spank me, do it with something soft. So let me start by saying - What happens in Vegas - doesn't stay in Vegas, it comes home with you, haunts you, and makes you want to [...]

6 06, 2013

After Hurricane Comes a Rainbow – Selecting my Surgeon

By |2013-06-06T12:16:54+00:00June 6th, 2013|My Story|7 Comments

As I spoke to several of my closest friends yesterday to share my news, one comment stood out most to me among them all. "You lead a charmed life Pandora, Life is making up for every horrible thing you have been through." -  Keisha (Waning Woman) I believe this to be 100{6e74c841b8f362d8aea590534016dc569fd3035eeb9e530df8846b42682c6656} true. Somewhere along the line in my weight loss journey, the universe decided that it was time to turn the cards around for [...]

1 06, 2013

Sometimes There Just Are No Words

By |2013-06-01T16:26:34+00:00June 1st, 2013|My Story|3 Comments

People ask me often what I believe in. This is a hard question for me, but what I do believe in, without a doubt, is unconditional love. Unconditional love is a rarity in our world, it is not something that everyone is capable of giving and in truth I am not sure it is something that I ever would have understood had I not had the opportunity to experience it with my Father. My Dad [...]