Saturday, December 20, 2008

WARNING - Graphic Pictures Below

Wow, it’s been a ride.

From 452 lbs to 230 lbs over four years.

Today I finally feel comfortable showing the current results of my surgery.  It is really embarrassing and I am struggling with how I look, but I know the end result will be rocking, but right now I feel ugly and yuck. 

I warn you that these pictures are a little graphic, but I have had so many of you asking if I was going to post results to share.  I debated it and I still am a little anxious, but here you go!

I’ve posted a few pictures of my fat butt along the way and ended with my most recent post op pictures.

I welcome any questions.

The pain is beginning to become manageable and I feel a little better everyday.  I still have two drains, as you’ll see in the pictures.  I hope they come out before Christmas, but not sure that little Christmas wish will come true!

 

Thanks everyone for your support.  WE DID IT!!!



copy the links below each picture to see me at 450 lbs . . . wow

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8 comments:

Timbeaux said...

Awesome Dude. I don't think I will recognize you the next time I see you.

Keep healing.

NJRITTER said...

absolutely amazing! congratulations on reaching a milestone in your life. you inspire the rest of us. those of us who know you, know that on the inside you've always been golden, now you have an outside that matches.

Tater said...

I think you look amazing! I hope to be where you are in the future. I know you will be so glad not to have to deal with that belly flap any longer. Mine is driving me crazy and hub has lost 60+ pounds and now has it too. Thanks for being so open in sharing about your journey and pictures! Hope you get the other drains out soon keep recouping quickly.

Hugs - Beth

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. :-)

Melanie said...

WOW! Thanks for checking out my blog and the tip on the socks! I've been catching up on your blog, and first of all congrats on your incredible journey! You're an inspiration! I'd am hoping to try my first tri in the coming year with an luck... wishing you a speedy recovery :)

Groover said...

What an amazing transformation! That is such a huge achievement. I will be back to check how you are recovering from your surgery. Hope the drains come out soon, mate!

With Love from New Orleans said...

Congrats! This is amazing.. you are an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?