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The Kindest Cut

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is one that makes you look good.

Better still, it’s one that’s easy to replicate once you’re on your own and don’t have your hairdresser to do it for you.

And best of all, it’s one that flatters you.

After a little over 8 months, I finally cut my hair today.  I’d been terrified of getting it cut since I’d lost so much of it post-op.  I wasn’t sure when the hair loss would stop, but at my 6-month follow-up, I was assured by my doctor that the hair loss would slow down around 9 months post-op.

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Four Months Down, A Lifetime to Go

Another NSV:

I finally broke down and bought a ring guard for my diamond.  I had to tighten it up some more when I got home.  I need another one for my wedding band too.

I finally broke down and bought a ring guard for my diamond. I had to tighten it up some more when I got home. I need another one for my wedding band too.

Yesterday marked four months since I had my sleeve surgery. In the past four months, I have:

  • Lost 72 pounds, for a total of 109 pounds lost (this includes what I lost prior to surgery).
  • Lost a total of 51 1/4 inches all the way around my body (I take new measurements next week).
  • Discontinued my diabetes medication and had my a1c reading return to normal range.
  • Had my blood pressure medication dropped to the lowest dosage possible.  I have a feeling at my 6-month checkup, my PCP will take me off my medication altogether.  I can only hope.
  • Dropped 3 pants sizes and 4 shirt sizes, and am continuing to get smaller as the weeks go by.  I need to find a tailor, pronto!
  • Been able to teach standing up most of the day, instead of sitting for the majority of the class period, as I did pre-op.
  • Learned the value of support groups and therapy and their roles in my success so far.
  • Begun moving so much more during the day than I ever used to.  I feel weird sitting still for long periods of time now.
  • Run again, after not doing it for 20 years.

I have accomplished more than I expected I would, and more than I thought was possible.

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