Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Elephant man in a dress

Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a cute dress if your legs and arms are slightly scary?  It is very, very hard.  I had gastric bypass surgery and it was an amazing success.  When fully covered by clothes I look pretty good for my age but its when my upper arms, thighs, knees and stomach is revealed that it gets nasty (and not in a good way).  Because I was older when I had the surgery my skin was lacking the elasticity to pull back in when my weight went down and so now, now I look like the elephant man under my clothes.  The skin on my upper arms are full fledged wings.  I could leap out of trees with flying squirrels and keep up.  My stomach...well lets just say I could hide a small child in the skin I roll up and tuck into my clothes there.  My thighs and knees...well my thighs look like the ocean during a storm, rough and wavy.  My knees catch all the extra skin that gravity is pulling down so they are...well for some reason Jabba the Huts face comes to mind.  Most cute dresses have little sleeves and come above the knee which is a no-no for me, unless I want to cause a screaming, horrified stampede.  I want to start going grown-up places and doing grown-up things (about time since I'm in my forties) and I need the wardrobe to do it.  It's just going to be a little harder putting it together than I thought.  Oh, and did I tell you...SNOW DAY!  Woo hoo!


  1. I care about how you look because it affects how you feel about yourself but you will always, ALWAYS be beautiful to me, baby. :)

  2. Now are supposed to make me feel like I'm beautiful to everyone. It's like you're saying I'm beautiful because I made it part of our wedding vows that you say it at least once a day.