Monday, April 18, 2011

Irrational Fear

So my biggest weird irrational fear about the surgery? That I will be in a coma-like state from the anesthesia but still hear and feel everything that is going on. When I told the nurse that, she said a lot of people had the same fear, and promptly prescribed me some valium to take the night before. That nurse is The Shiz.

I took my before photos this weekend, which I will share later when I have some After photos to compare them to. I can sum them up in one word: SCURRY. For reals. When I had my last visit to the doc before surgery day, they took their own before photos. I stood there, and the nurse said, "okay, let out your stomach muscles." I thought I already had let them out, but apparently not. I have become so accustomed to automatically holding them in because I'm self-conscious about them that I had not seen them all hanging out (so to speak) maybe ever. Suffice it to say, I looked pregnant. NOT a good look.
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Anyhooooo - here's to hoping I don't end up looking like this:

 or this:
THIS is what I'm leaning towards:

Needless to say, my blogging will be sporadic this week, if at all. I have a guest blogger who will be gracing us with her hilarity, a giveaway, and I hope to read Amy's recap of her UH-MAZ-ING experience last week. Surrsly - stick around. I'll be back in the saddle before you can say Joan Rivers.
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Merci!
Shan

8 comments:

Charee Lenee' said...

Good Luck and I am positive your going to look FAB! I'll have to read down through your posts to see what it is exactly your getting done! :)

Pyjammy Pam said...

Well, shit. I'm having surgery tomorrow and that hadn't even OCCURRED to me. And now I'm terrified. Gaah!

Good luck! I am having non-cosmetic (boring) surgery. I'm so jealous!

MOD FOX STYLE said...

Good luck Shannon!! Heres hoping you won't look like Heidi!!

Amy

406 Olivia said...

Up with Jen! Down with Heidi! Can't wait to hear all about it...

MWAH!

~O~

Kelly said...

Good luck!!! :) Here's to a speedy recovery and a Jen-esque body! ;)

Marie a la Mode said...

I had the same fear when I got my gall bladder removed but don't worry, you'll be fine! Good luck!

Jenny said...

Everything will be a-okay! Here's to a speedy recovery! xoxo

Brassy said...

Guurl, please. I TOTALLY understand your worries--the very reason I've never 'gone under'. Of course if I had a trip-belly I'd be there in a hot minute. My situation is more of a get off the couch and loose those 15 for once and for all. Damn it. Anybelly, you will be smoking hot once the doctor has his way mad way with you and we will all be jelly belly of your afters for sure--in my case, that is a literal jelly belly. All the very, very best on your big day (this superceds your wedding day gitters I'm sure). Lots of lurve,
Heidi Montag