Tummy Tuck Surgery and buying bigger clothes
We made the application to my insurance company and thankfully they approved getting the front done. They said that while the front tummy tuck surgery was necessary, they didn’t consider the back to be covered as they thought it was more cosmetic which obviously isn’t covered. I asked for a review and I’m now in limbo waiting for an answer.
“it’s a massive surgery, 6 hours at least”
It amazed me how strongly I felt about this. I felt panicky and stressed at the thoughts of buying clothes with size UK18 on the label. I felt like I’ve been here already, I’ve worked hard to get down to UK12-14, from size UK22 and I didn’t want to go back up to size UK18. There is a deep psychological attachment to the label on my clothes. I wore them as a kind of trophy, a medal that proved I had worked hard and got close to my goal.
I think that is more than enough to do me post surgery and it was a valuable lesson on focusing on a pretty meaningless measurement of weight loss success!