Update on skin removal

I had skin removal surgery on 7 January. I think it’s gone pretty well. I’m not sure the surgeon would agree. The drains sucked. One cause a good deal of pain…and it got pulled early. The other one came out at about two weeks – our discussions were much longer than 2 weeks there was […]

WAY, and I mean WAY, out of my comfort zone…

After last night’s post…And while I was getting ready this morning, I was thinking about the pictures documenting “before” surgery. It’s the first work day of 2021 and a short week for me…surgery is Thursday. I was putting on the tights and muttering about them not setting right. So…I decided to document. I don’t know […]

Man…I missed it.

I had planned to have a post reflecting on the last two years for the anniversary of my surgery and I missed it. Life has been crazy busy. I’m a wife and a mom. My kids have school (currently in person…but who knows) and activities. My mother-in-law is in the final stages of dementia and […]

There’s a story…

There always is, right? Wayyyy back when my husband and I got married, he went to Korea (six weeks after the wedding…) for a one year unaccompanied tour. I found these wool jumpers on his favorite website, L.L. Bean. Paired with a black turtleneck and black tights…I loved it. He came back, life happened, jobs […]

Bored Surgeon

It’s a little early since my surgery was 11/5/18, but to day was my 2 year gastric bypass follow up. My actual surgeon is deployed, so I met one of the other surgeons. He told me he was bored. I’m sure even the little bit he could see of my face (because of the mask) […]

Some days

I’m coming up quickly on two years since my surgery. There are some challenges and a lot of them are mental. I’ve discovered a renewed interest in clothes – and a departure for me – it’s not all jeans and t-shirts. I have acquired – and WEAR – dresses! Partially because of the COVID situation, […]


I do find I tend to stress eat. Even now. I try to make better choices – like protein snacks vs candy. Alcohol hits me super hard and I have never enjoyed feeling out of control, so that’s out. I’m back to where I was when I was in my 20s…I didn’t love how I […]

2020 has been a doozie

Like everyone else, 2020 has been a doozie. There were some struggles early in the year – but when Corona hit and shut down schools, and really anything else, we reached a level of complexity we don’t often encounter. Like so many people, we had to balance work, home, family and ADD crisis schooling for […]

Where does time go?

I can’t believe I haven’t written in so long! We’re past the 18 mos mark. I had some ideas for the anniversary of that fateful visit to the surgeon that led to Gastric Bypass…but I missed that. This year has kept me on my toes and guessing. I was going through some pictures last night […]