GUESS WHO IS FOUR MONTHS POST OP?! Me.
AND GUESS WHO IS INSANE ENOUGH TO DO IT ALL AGAIN?! Also me.
Anyone who follows my Instagram knows I have upper back skin, giving the whole “back boob” illusion. Yikes.
A lot has happened in the last few weeks.
I’ve completed a 12,000 word thesis to complete my degree – and received a first class mark for it. I’ve booked my second (or third, if you count my hip re-operation) skin-removal surgery on June 5th, where I will be getting an upper back lift and breast augmentation. But, most importantly, I have reintroduced cheese into my diet.
I DO NOT TRUST MYSELF WITH CHEESE. It is the devil. You always want to pile it on, rather than having the recommended 30g, but MY WORD THERE IS A LOT OF SATURATED FAT IN THE STUFF.
Enter my new cheese favourite – eat lean protein cheese. This isn’t an ad, I genuinely just want to sing praises on the stuff. It is a super low fat cheese that is only 3% fat, and 1.7% saturated fat. But what does this mean? IT MEANS YOU CAN PILE ON THE CHEESE AGAIN, FOLKS!
Anyhow, clearly the small things in life make me far too excited, so back to reality.
(Oh my god wait, did you see the sparkly laptop case I hand-made!?)
Super cute, right!?
AND OH MY, GUESS WHAT I FORGOT TO MENTION TO YOU ALL?!
I REVERSED MY TYPE TWO DIABETES!!
I am four months post op, and I’m still having issues.
Since my hips were re-operated on, new scar tissue has formed (and it is solid!!!) and it is preventing the normal fat and swelling to subside, so I have a very annoying half-sided swollen belly lump STILL. But my surgeon is going to fix it in my coming operation – given the skin has relaxed and theres another cm he can remove.
How cute is my belly button though? Long were the days when I lived with a sagging mass and wrinkled load hanging off my stomach.
And do you know what the best part is?! I’m at the lowest weight I remember being (other than when I was seven years old and weighed seven stone).. 63kg! Pre-surgery I weighed in at 71.7kg, so I’m super happy with that progress.
Celebratory naked burrito, anyone?