WLS Mental Health

24 05, 2013

My Body Issues vs My Support System Them Zero Us One

By |2013-05-24T22:41:24+00:00May 24th, 2013|My Story|4 Comments

I sit here with tears in my eyes still. Though I suppose it is better because they are a mixture of a bunch of emotions instead of the overwhelming sense of despair that I was filled with this morning. You'd think after three sessions of Plastic Surgery I'd be more prepared for what this part of the journey offers me. False. It throws me curve balls constantly. Try having consults with 4 different surgeons and [...]

13 03, 2013

Does the WLS Community Feel Like High School?

By |2013-03-13T16:04:12+00:00March 13th, 2013|My Story|9 Comments

Alright Ladies and Gentlemen, It's taken me awhile to decide how I wanted to approach this topic… Let me share a story with you… A Picture of Me at 15 It was my Sophomore year of High School and in general, I wasn't a very happy teenager. I had a very hard time making friends, I rarely fit in, and any boys that showed any sign of liking me wanted to keep it [...]

5 03, 2013

When Emerald Eye Monsters Rear Their Little Heads

By |2013-03-05T06:58:37+00:00March 5th, 2013|My Story|0 Comments

As usual my friends over and Post Op and a Doc have posed a question that has me thinking this morning. As I started to respond I realized it was going to be long and decided it would be a good blog post to share with my readers. This morning they posted the following quote from the movie "As Good As It Gets" (1997) on their Facebook page and asked what their fans thoughts were [...]

23 02, 2013

WEGO Awards Finalist Cooper Institute Scholarship Recipient and Powell Pack Love

By |2013-02-23T01:19:59+00:00February 23rd, 2013|My Story|1 Comment

There are days when I really wish that the things that I had to share with you were more inspiring and less depressing; today is not one of them. ::Snicker:: I have such great news to share! So let’s go start at the beginning of the week and work my way down. I had my 3-month post-operative reconstructive thigh lift follow-up appointment with Dr. O'Brien at the Waldorf Center and everything is healing well, I have the [...]

15 02, 2013

Its All About Me

By |2013-02-15T19:59:02+00:00February 15th, 2013|My Story|1 Comment

It’s all about me. I know it sounds selfish, but let’s be honest. It’s the truth. I’m not the type of person to candy coat things and sugar coat it and make it sound better than it is, I’m just the type to call it like I see it, and the truth is, that right now, where I am in my life, it is all about me. It’s been about someone else my whole life. [...]

3 02, 2013

My Personal February Love Myself Challenge

By |2013-02-03T08:20:59+00:00February 3rd, 2013|My Story|3 Comments

I met a fellow blogger friend yesterday named Nicole, her website is Beauty and the Bypass and she is one of those people who I just know I’ll be friends with for years to come. Something about her just clicked. A lot of people have asked me how I know so early on that someone is going to be a huge part of my life. I always go back to a quote from an old [...]

30 01, 2013

Your Voice Can Be Someones Light in the Darkness

By |2013-01-31T11:03:40+00:00January 30th, 2013|My Story|3 Comments

I should really be heading to the Gym already, I have so much to do today, but I just needed to sit down and write this first. Yesterday was a terrible, dark, and horrifying day for me… I had been up for over 24 hours, I was in a state of panic, more than anything I wanted to go run and be able to talk to my Father and try to get my head cleared [...]

27 12, 2012

Emotions Surfacing With Too Much Time to Think

By |2012-12-27T21:10:15+00:00December 27th, 2012|My Story|2 Comments

Ok let's get raw, after all, that is sort of what you are used to with me right? I'm one of those blunt, tell it like it is, call it like I see it girls that tend to rub people the wrong way if they don't appreciate that sort of personality type. I am also one of the most supportive people you will ever meet and if you ever need someone fighting in your corner [...]

19 12, 2012

Sometimes Reality Sucks. That’s Reality.

By |2012-12-19T00:27:02+00:00December 19th, 2012|My Story|14 Comments

This is going to be deep. I'm a blogger, it's what I do. If you don't want to share my emotional journey with me stop reading right now, this isn't going to be a light-hearted or happy blog post. I'm angry at myself. I feel guilty. I've made some decisions that my family is about to dramatically pay for and I am not as confident as I once was that these were the right decisions [...]

17 11, 2012

Finally Loosing the Emotional Weight

By |2012-11-17T12:23:50+00:00November 17th, 2012|My Story|2 Comments

I've sat on this for years. In fact, I've sat on it as long as I can remember. Now I feel the need to express it, because let's be frank, there are others out there having the same experience I have, and if they can glean some wisdom through mine and perhaps avoid the emotional heartache that I have endured by finding their Healthy Voice a little sooner than I did, then I have done [...]