Last week, I posted an article here about loose skin. For anybody who is interested in reading it, click on over. If you don’t have time to read it, basically I reported that I recently came to discover, perhaps I should say I finally accepted, that I am going to have a significant amount of loose skin.
I suppose that when a person has been morbidly obese (or even beyond that) loose skin is just part of the huge amount of necessary weight loss. If you lose a large amount of weight, in my case I am aiming to lose about 250 lb (I have currently lost 215), you will have to contend with loose skin.
As a matter of fact, from the numbers that I have given above for my current weight loss and the amount I still want to lose, part of that will be loose skin. Maybe I will lose it through surgery, perhaps not. I have not decided. It is too early to decide, I have to see how much there is when I have lost the weight.
A friend of mine, Will, sent me a video that I found encouraging and informative. Give it a watch if you like. If you are squeamish you might not want to watch. Not blood or surgery or anything, but this guy has lost a LOT of weight, and has a ton of loose skin. By the way, this is the first time I have ever embedded a Facebook video and it seems you have to turn on the audio at the bottom of the video, so don’t forget to do that!
So, what do you think?
If I were to have the amount of loose skin that this guy ended up with, I would probably have to go for the surgery, it is just overwhelming. It is too early for me to be able to tell how extensive the problem will be.
In my last article, I said that I had even had to consider if, after seeing the development of significant loose skin, I should just regain the weight. But, after reflection, that would be a pretty stupid thing to do. No, I want to finish losing the weight and finish up my journey. When I am at a healthy weight (I am feeling very close) I will make a decision and face the loose skin in whatever way I decide will be best.
Will, you are a good friend, even if we never met! Let’s change the “never met” thing someday! I appreciate your support!
I do think that this amount of loose skin, or anything close, is a traumatic thing. I know it is for me at this point. But, I am working on changing that and accepting it, even being proud of it, as I said in the previous article.
I would like to hear your thoughts about this guy and his situation.