Anyway, my belly has healed from the second surgery (it took 5 months!) and life is beginning to get back to normal. I did finally retire in August. I have lost 98 pounds since the surgery in February and from my highest weight a few years ago, I've lost a total of 173 pounds - can you believe it? I've lost an entire PERSON! It's been fun trying on new clothes and finding some old things I can get back into now. Most of my clothes I've had to give away but there are still a few out there.
So, expect to hear more from me - I will begin posting on a regular basis again very very soon!
Here are some pictures of me "Before."
And here are some more recent pictures: