Wednesday, September 7, 2011

SOOOOO EXCITED I could burst!

Hello friends!!!

Omigosh!! I am so excited I almost cant stand myself!! Many of you know from a previous post a little while back that I spoke of a horrific appendectomy scar that I have on my belly that has haunted me since I was  child. I was only 3 yrs old when my appendix ruptured & I was rushed to emergency surgery and I was left with a scar that is nothing short of scary...seriously! I know that this is something that was out of my control & I was only a little girl when it happened & in 1969, it was the best they could do but It has been something that I have wanted to have fixed for a long time.

So, I have a couple of moles that need removed from my head & face so I made an appt with my plastic surgeon who did my breast reduction 8 yrs ago, to have him remove the moles & I decided to have him look at my scar & see if it can be fixed. I was so nervous to  have him look at it, even though I know he has seen worse things for sure but coupled with my untoned belly and the scar....well, you get my drift. Not to mention, hes not too hard on the eyes to look at. Anyways, he was so sweet to me & made me feel so at ease & not embarrassed to show him the scar & he said that I am a perfect candidate for a tummy tuck and that without a doubt he can fix it. Then he said, and this is the really exciting part, he said he thinks he may be able to get it paid for by insurance because it is a past traumatic surgical scarring issue. He said that he could actually do the tummy tuck on me right now ,which shocked me because I feel like my belly is still so big but I told him I want to lose another 30# before we proceed and he agreed that the closer I am to an ideal body weight the better my results will be. He has over 25 yrs of experience & is one of the most highly respected plastic surgeons in the area. He wants to see me in 3 months to check on my weight loss progress and they are going to take pictures of my belly & scar to submit to insurance to see if they will justify paying for it. He was so good to me when I had my breast reduction surgery & I know that he knows how to word things so that hopefully they will consider complete or partial payment. I'm scared but so excited too because I have dreamed of having a flat belly without a scar on it for as long as I can remember. I cant believe it, but I think that the ball is rolling girls!!!! yikes.....with a big smile!

I have to tell you, he made my day!! I feel so excited, motivated & a new resolve to work harder to get to my goal faster because I have a great reward to look forward to! I know that this surgery isn't a walk in the park & it is very painful but I am ready to move forward with this. I told him that I feel so vain for wanting to have this done & he told me that by no means am I vain at all for wanting to have it done. He said "you were a little girl & you had no control over this issue and you have had to live with the trauma of the scarring all of your life" he told me that I am very worthy of having this done & I shouldn't be embarrassed. I thought that was such a genuine comment & that there is nobody else I would ever consider to do this on me but him.

So I just wanted to share this excitement with you. Thanks for listening to me babble on & on about it. Its just a very big step for me because I have talked about it for years but never lost enough weight to make it happen....but now....well THIS IS MY TIME!!! Wooo hoooo!!!

Love & Belief to all of my skinny sisters!!


  1. I am so unbelievably happy for you!!! This puts everything within your reach that you dreamed of. Go with the dream girl!
    All I can say is God is good and you deserve this! To trust this man from another amazing surgery is a true blessing too.
    Smiles, smiles, smiles for you! Today must be a day of good news:)

  2. That is great news Sherri. I hope that it works out and you can have your surgery. What a great motivator to lose that weight and get this done with. Hugs from me to you!!!

  3. Oh such great news indeed, how exciting. You can do it. Just put your plan into action & stay focused on the goal. I can't wait to hear about your journey along the way.

  4. WOW! What great news! And what a great motivator!!! You can do it!!

  5. Sherri, I have heard you talk about that many times and I am so excited for you that your dream will be a reality after all. Your tummy is gonna rock!!
    Have a great day :-)

  6. How exciting, what wonderful news!!! :)

  7. I'm really happy for you! What a great reward for all your hard work! Your doctor sounds like a wonderful guy - expertise AND a great bedside manner are hard to come by these days!

  8. Sherri, girl I am so excited for you...and of course you are gonna rock that 6 pack once you get it. I can feel your motivation! YaaaaaHooo I wish I worked for a plastic surgeon I need some nipping and a tucking too.