I'm now down four stone and so many dress sizes that my wardrobe goes from massive to sort of fits me. In fact, I'm hoping to be able to wear a few of the outfits that have been hanging around in there for years pretty soon, which would be amazing.
To keep you all up to date with what's going on, here's what I've been dealing with over the last few weeks:
I've said goodbye to lots of food
It doesn't take me long to realise that something doesn't agree with me as it makes me feel incredibly uncomfortable and can cause a lot of pain. Even foods that I know I can eat can make this happen if I don't chew them enough, so I have to be really careful with certain textures, as well as whole food groups.
However, there's still plenty I can eat, including some less-than-healthy choices. This means I still have to be careful with my food choices so I don't undo everything the band has done so far, but don't have to totally give up everything I love. Currently I'm obsessed with seaweed, frozen yoghurt and Snapea Rice Stocks and I'm finding that healthier versions of foods are actually really good.
My hair is still falling out
It's especially frustrating because I had worked hard to improve the condition of my tresses before my operation and it now feels like all of that is being undone. I'm also scared to henna it, as it's a fairly complicated process that requires a fair bit of pulling on my hair, so my colour is fading too quickly for my liking.
Currently, I'm taking all the vitamins I can to help ensure my body is getting everything it needs so I'm hoping the hair shedding will calm down pretty soon.
Hormone changes have a bigger impact
My mood gets more volatile and I get really bad breakouts, as well as getting tired and incredibly sensitive. I'm going to put part of this down to SAD (seasonal affective disorder), but there is definitely something else going on here.
So much more confidence
I've embraced my changing body and have started wearing a things that I previously would have looked at and liked but wouldn't have tried to wear. There is no way I'm ever going to change my style completely - I love rockabilly fashions far too much and feel totally at home in them - but it has been nice to step outside of my comfort zone and feel happy doing so.
Keep an eye out to see how my recovery goes and feel free to email me any questions.