Friday, June 15, 2012

And they're off...

I'm going to the horse races tonight and I'm really looking forward to it.  I'm meeting my Jazzercise Diva friends who I haven't seen much lately because I haven't been Jazzercising!  It is going to be a fun time.

I was another 1.2 pounds down on the scale this morning, which means over 5 pounds of surgery bloat has come off this week.  That obviously makes me super happy.  I'm still eager to start eating Paleo style next week (I say as I'm eating my oatmeal.  Heh.)  It just would be super nice to take my trip at my more normal weight and then focus on moving forward when I get back. 

Tuesday night was my monthly dinner night with the girls.  It was a small group because summer is just a busy time.  We went to a restaurant called Company Cafe.  Lots of organic and clean food.  95% of their menu is gluten free.  We shared some loaded sweet potato fries that were ridiculously awesome.  Then I had roasted chicken and vegetables.  The flavors were incredible.  I had leftovers last night and they were wonderful!!
Lizard, BFF, Beth Ann, & ShareBear
Picture time!  I had BFF take a couple pictures of my arms last night when she was helping me with my wraps. 

I tried several times to flip this picture and I couldn't get it done.  Anyway, it is definitely a major incision and lots of bruising.  There is still a little med tape on there as well.  But as you can see, it is on the underside of my arm, so it isn't super easy to see in a casual situation. 

But...

That is my new arm.  I don't have a good similar before picture, but I think you can tell the difference from this...

I hope when all is said and done, I can get copies of the doctor's before and after pictures. 

It this ideal?  No.  But am I happy to exchange a scar that will fade over time for a big blob of jello?  You betcha!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Hugs!

10 comments:

Kristin50 said...

I am glad you are happy and are continuing to heal!

Hugs

Jen said...

You look fantastic!! I'm so happy for you! keep taking care of yourself!

vickyd said...

You look great and your incisions look terrific! Glad to see you're feeling better!

Barbara said...

Your arms look great!! I am putting that next on my list.

Have fun at the races

Liz said...

Wow wow wow! That looks amazing!!!! I so want to get this done like...NOW.

FitBy40 said...

wow, what a big difference already!
And, I must tell you, because we're friends and I can say these things...in the first picture I kept looking at it and couldn't figure out what was different. Then it hit me. You have boobs! Holy mama, how does that feel? I've never had them myself so I wouldn't know!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

You look great, I can't wait to see it when you're all healed!

Sarah said...

Wow Beth Ann, you look fantastic. I am definitely with you on the fading scar over wobbly bits.

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

That reminds me I should get my official befores from my plastic surgeon too. You look GREAT!

Cat said...

Oooooh! I'm so very happy you posted these pics. I am so very curious about what I'm in store for with my brachio this winter. Thanks sista. *hearts*