It has not rained here since mid June. This morning it is
raining. This makes me happy, we need the rain. I know there are some places in
the US that have been severely flooded, the UK too for that matter; there has
been rain all round us, but here? No rain until today and I hope against hope
that it rains for the better part of the day.
I have been, in the last little while, consumed with seeking
out before and after pictures of plastic surgery. On September 19th
I am going to have my first consult with a plastic surgeon in regards to some
body reconstruction. We call it body reconstruction because it should be deemed
medically necessary and not “cosmetic,” although there is a cosmetic effect,
there is medical need. If you are or in
the past have been a reader of my blog, or know me from certain forums, you
will know that I have lost a bunch of weight and that I have been honest;
perhaps to a fault; about what the experts and weight loss commercials don’t
I am seeking out a breast reduction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck.) Neither of
the surgeries is a small undertaking; and I, being the info junkie that I am,
have bombarded my brain with the pros and the cons of each. Sometimes they can
be combined into one surgery, but sometimes the surgeon is more comfortable
performing two separate. I think I will leave that call to the expert, if and
when I get approval for both.
I am not in the slightest concerned that the breast reduction will be denied. I
have enough symptomology to warrant the reduction. The tummy tuck however is a can go either
way. I have the symptomology, but it seriously can depend on who is sitting on
the case review board at the time.
I don’t foresee a denial, but one must
be prepared for all scenarios.
My mother, for the most part thinks I’m crazy for wanting to have someone hack
at my body parts, but then again, and as I have told her, she doesn’t live in
my body or deal with my pain, so she wouldn’t have the first clue as to what it
is I am going through. I did show her some of the outer symptoms that I deal
with and she cringed, so maybe it painted a clearer picture for her.
My eldest son is EMPLOYED… thank the Gods and all their
little fishies! Now to get his 19 year old butt to actually save some money… It’s
true when they say that beauty and youth is wasted on the young. By the time
you figure out what it is you need to do, half the time you’re too old to do
I am off tomorrow to spend some much needed time with my 6
year old niece. In case you don’t know it, her name is Brielle and she is such
a joy to me. I love spending time with her and getting to see the world through
her eyes. She came along at a time when my whole family needed her, and because
of that I call her Everybody’s Baby. I firmly believe that a child can never
have too much love or encouragement, and I mean to make sure that this little
lady knows without doubt and without fail that she is loved and can be anything
she puts her mind to being.
Tomorrow is pink streaks in the hair
day. Her mother promised her that if she did well in school this year that
auntie <aka me> could put six pink streaks in her hair. She did exceptionally well in school, received
a student of the month award from the school principal, and I think she
absolutely deserves her pink hair.