I had my third post op appointment today and he removed the tape from my stitches. I can not believe as the swelling is going down how it is looking. He removed the tape that was put on my incisions the day of my surgery. They did reapply a tape that I can remove when I shower that I will use for up to 3 months if I want to. The center incision looks amazing and it’s not fully healed. If I do have a scar it will be very thin which is just another added bonus. The surgical report came back from the hospital and it said I had 1750 grams of skin removed which works out to 3.8 lbs. I am little surprised that it wasn’t closer to 6-8 lbs just based on how much different I look but it also means that it was really mostly skin and very little fat. I still have swelling so I will still look a bit different in a few more weeks but three weeks post surgery and I am feeling amazing. It is so hard to explain but all I can say is that when I look in the mirror now, I feel the way I always thought I should feel after losing over 200 lbs. I have a tiny waist, I can see my ribs, hip bones and I have a flat tummy – and no more rashes! I worked really hard for this, I am so grateful I was able to get this done. I will be so excited when I can get back at my running and yoga. Once I am fully back at it I can start to incorporate a mix of other activities like boot camps etc.. I will no longer make a slapping noise when I do a burpee so this gives me the courage to get there and try some new activities. I will head back to work in three weeks and will be able to get fully back to my activities at 8 weeks post surgery. I can not wait! (well not for the work part 😉 )
This week was supposed to be the week that I was psyching myself up to tackle Tough Mudder Whistler again with my team. This year our trip to Whistler will look a bit differently for me. As my team heads out to conquer the course, I will be heading back to bed or a stroll around the village. I was able to transfer my registration to 2017 so I can focus on getting my new body all fit and ready for next year.
I love Whistler, it’s the only thing that makes not doing Tough Mudder a bit easier year. We are doing the Peak to Peak for Father’s day which will take us to the Rendezvous which is where I used to work so that will be a blast from the past. I am looking forward to the road trip, hearing about how Tough Mudder was from my team mates and getting sometime with my beautiful cousin Lindsay and family. ❤ We leave Friday and I can’t wait!