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Okay so honesty time…I didn’t want to admit before that I started at a little over 300 pounds..I didn’t weigh myself for at least two weeks before my duodenal switch (WLS) and I went through last supper syndrome BAD! Anyway it is now 3 and a half years later and I’ve been pretty steadily 120-125lbs so I’ve lost about 180 pounds total. Below are the surgeries I’ve had I know I’m missing something off this list..but as sad as it sounds I can’t remember what!
9/7/05 Open BPD/DS (WLS)
3-22-06 Very open adhesion removal.
2/2/07 Hernia repair and abdominoplasty.
6/1/07 brachioplasty, axilla excision, and breast augmentation.
9/14/07 mastopexy, muscle repair.
5/15/08 Adhesion removal, lap this time!!
6/25/08 Small bowel resection/revision of connections. Lap again! Thanks Dr. Enochs!
12/12/08 thigh skin excision
2/4/09 adhesion removal...again

I have Hidradenitis Suppurativa, a disease that has left me with deep scars and open, draining wounds on any part where skin touches skin. Because of the disease my insurance covered all of my surgeries with the exception of the implants for which I only paid parts..not labor. LOL! $1200 in case you’re wondering.

I am thrilled with my body. I wish I could afford a butt lift…or find a sympathetic expert surgeon looking to practice on his/her dime! ;) I’m not as enthused about my thighs but they are sooo much better than they were and are not painful anymore! I’m not the best at updating but I promise to try to be better! Thanks for looking!


Comments (21)
kelkelFrom: kelkel | 2010-08-03 15:26:25

How is it going with the HS now that you have had the surgeries? I keep being told that noone can do anything, other than remove some glands, which is said to make it worse later. I have always thought that some lipo would have to help somehow. Please let me know how your skin is doing at this point. Thank you!
MissgeekgirlFrom: Missgeekgirl | 2010-07-12 21:28:11

Wow it looks as if you went through he'll with the pics it made me even hurt I'm glad u have made it through them all and hope your happy with the results because WOW they are amazing-it's a huge transfermation
Stella_noirFrom: Stella_noir | 2009-04-13 07:28:34

omg this is INSANELY amazing O_O i see a huge crazy difference, you look so sexy now!!!
mitsyFrom: mitsy | 2009-04-11 19:08:42

You are truly an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing.
nimbusFrom: nimbus | 2009-04-04 06:49:25

WOW guys! I had no idea anyone even looked at these! Thanks so much for the kind words! I need to update this a bit...I know I've skipped around but I'll list out the details soon. I've added updated pics... I guess it could go without saying but I am totally thrilled and get very teary when I look at the old pics. I'm 31 years old and feel like I'm 22! I spent a very long time in a fat suit covered in sores and scars. Suffice it to say life is very different for me now! Thanks again for the kind words and encouragement! Life is wonderful!
angie000From: angie000 | 2009-02-19 02:31:38

you look so good this is amazing! Thanks for sharing!
lucylemonFrom: lucylemon | 2009-02-14 08:38:48

Wow. What an inspirational story. You look amazing and like a completely different person. Hope ur happy and content. xx
cmplk8dladyFrom: cmplk8dlady | 2009-02-10 17:55:16

Wow!!! You put yourself thru quite an ordeal!! You look FANTASTIC! Hope you are feeling well. :-)
chellebelleFrom: chellebelle | 2009-01-06 16:25:23

Amazing!~ How wonderful you must feel. You look fabulous. Best luck to you.
islander5191From: islander5191 | 2008-12-24 03:58:13

mspv1978From: mspv1978 | 2008-10-25 02:19:54

You look great! It was a sexy chick hiding underneath.
dluperFrom: dluper | 2008-09-09 12:32:11

Oh my goodness you look so amazing. I am so happy for you. You make me want to just try so much harder to achieve my goals. Thank you!!
mybabesboudoirFrom: mybabesboudoir | 2008-09-06 19:43:58

WOW.. I looked at every picture.. amazing..
LADYBUGS25972From: LADYBUGS25972 | 2008-04-08 10:10:06

AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW
shreddedwheatFrom: shreddedwheat | 2008-04-07 16:17:03

God bless your surgeon he did beautiful work./
CeeCee3From: CeeCee3 | 2008-02-19 13:40:00

As previoiusly stated, you are an inspiration. I had gastric bypass surgery 11 1/2 months ago and from you I now know why I have all the scaring under my breast, thighs and buttocks. I have lost 130 lbs. and I don't want to lose anymore. But I am awaiting my approval for my breast reduction. Size 48G going to hopefully a 42 D. Keep up the good work. I hope my insurance will pay for my other surgeries. Right now I am documenting everything and will hand it in on my next visit with my plastic surgeon.
lin317From: lin317 | 2008-02-11 01:07:38

Wow I am so excited to see this and hear that the hydradenitis help in paying for this. I have it too only not as bad. My thighs look like yours to a point and I have one scar under my breast and one under my tummy.
Rix-BrazilFrom: Rix-Brazil | 2007-12-14 16:36:49

So you started out at 285 lbs, and lost 165 lbs? According to your profile, you weight only 120 lbs. That is wonderful. And your photographs are absolutely gorgeous.

So inspirational...
lackosweetsFrom: lackosweets | 2007-11-15 14:01:16

Amazing transformation! You look terrific.
shagadelk7From: shagadelk7 | 2007-09-13 16:27:16

I just had a breast reduction and was browsing pictures. I just wanted to tell you that you look absolutely amazing. What a transformation! Good luck with everything.
cjbeanbinkFrom: cjbeanbink | 2007-09-05 18:20:59

You are truly an inspiration to so many of us! Some of "us" consider PS to enhance our looks, not even realizing what such an amazing women like yourself has gone through. Your results are beautiful and I can only hope and pray for your future procedures. I am also so grateful that you have such a wonderful doctor taking care of you. As well as a thumbs up to the insurance company for stepping up to the plate. Best of luck in all you do....Your in my prayer!

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Member Details

Username: nimbus
First Name: Nim
Location: NC, United States
Gender: F
Age: 39
Height: 5'2"
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Procedure Details

Date of Procedure: 02-02-2007
Results: 5 (Thrilled)
Weight: 300 lbs
Doctor Name: Dr. R. Stewart Collins My Profile
City of Procedure: Cary
Sate of Procedure: NC
Country: United States

Arm Lift, Brachioplasty, Reduction:

Breast Augmentation:
Pre-Surgery Breast Size: 34A
Post-Surgery Breast Size: 32DD
Volume (cc): 341-360
Implant Type: Silicone Gel
Implant Shape: Round High Profile
Implant Surface: Smooth
Implant Brand: Mentor
Incision Type: Transaxillary (Armpit)
Implant Placement: Full Under Muscle (complete submuscular)

Breast Lift, Mastopexy:

Bariatric, Gastric Bypass, Weight Loss Surgery:

Breast Reconstruction, Mastectomy, Breast Cancer:

Thigh Lift, Thighplasty:

Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty:
Pre-Op Dress Size: 10
Post-Op Dress Size: 6
Tummy Tuck Type: Full Tummy Tuck

General - Plastic Surgery:

Weight Loss:

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery:
Procedure Type: Flap Surgery/Microsurgery

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