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Tired of looking sloppy... Tired of looking sloppy...

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Unread 05-29-2009, 11:34 AM
Tired of looking sloppy...

Just venting a bit...

I'm not one who is extra fussy about my hair or my nails but I do try to dress halfway decent when I leave the house. I always imagine those "what not to wear' people are stalking me.

I'm four weeks out from my op and it was done the old fashioned way with a vertical incision. It looks to be healed but I still can't wear anything that 'fits'. I'm wearing things that are way too big so it doesn't rub against anything. I feel like I'm wearing potato sacks...

You should have seen what I wore to church. An old jean skirt that was a bit too big and a pull over top that also didn't fit. The people there don't care what you wear but I felt like a hillbilly (with apologies to all the 'real' hillbillies out there!)

I'm dreaming of the day when this is done and I have an excuse to get a new wardrobe!
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Unread 05-29-2009, 12:11 PM
Re: Tired of looking sloppy...

I am like you when it comes to the hair, nails and clothes. Many of the new styles have an empire waistline (just under the 'girls'). You may want to get a couple of dresses in this style. They don't fit anywhere on the areas where the surgery was done. They can be found anywhere - even the lower priced stores, if you don't plan to wear them very long. I sew, so I made me some new clothes to wear.
Unread 05-29-2009, 12:35 PM
Re: Tired of looking sloppy...

I so hear you. I was feeling like this at 2 weeks, went and got myself a pedi, just did not turn the chair on for the back massage. Been wearing some sun dresses, which helps, but walking in the stores there are so many cute shorts & stuff. I live in Hawaii, so the summer clothing is a all year long thing. I cant & will not buy anything, dont want to spend the money. Keep telling myself, why buy it will only use it for a few months & then its gone. I ware big baggy shorts around the house, feel like Im in my jammies all day long.
We will get there hang in there hun
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Unread 05-29-2009, 01:20 PM
Re: Tired of looking sloppy...

I figured that my body was going to take its own sweet time getting back to some modicum of normalcy, so I went out and bought lots of fashion magazines so that I could find a new hairstyle. When I found one I liked, I took the photo in the mag to my hairstylist and got a new look! It was a lot cheaper than buying new clothes, and a I have learned that a great haircut makes you look like a million bucks even when you're in your jammies. It was a quick solution for someone who was eager to look good again quickly.
Unread 05-29-2009, 02:05 PM
Re: Tired of looking sloppy...

I'm a real hillbilly...and not affended a bit. I know what you mean, trying to find something that looked nice...my surgery was in winter, I wore jumpers to church with thigh high panty hose. What about a loose fitting sundress? At home, I just wear my jammies...I still love to just wear my jammies...
Unread 05-31-2009, 01:44 AM
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So over the course of the last year I had been working my butt off and gotten into size 8s (and they looked awesome on me) so all of my stretch pants and super-sized tops had been packed up to go to Goodwill (since I had bought my entire new wardrobe there and all). I came home from the castle and tried putting on my super comfy stretchy size 10s. No Go. I was so disappointed to have to pull out my tacky old stretch pants and over sized tops again that i sat on my living room floor and cried. My sweet babboo just sat with me and held me and told me over and over that he loved me and we'd get through this. His only stipulation through all this about how I look is that i please do not wear my jammies out in public. Okay I can live with that. Otherwise I do my hair so it looks nice and wear makeup when I feel up for it and dont when I dont. If anyone asks I will tell them that I had surgery and they can either get over it or not. I didnt get paid leave when I went through my surgery so really cant afford to go have a mani or a pedi or have my hair done. My 16 year old does my hair for me sometimes but other than that I just do what I can and be grateful that my family and friends love me for myself not my hair and wardrobe. Besides who needs to look like a fashion mag when they are out on the river fishing ~winks and laughs~
Unread 05-31-2009, 02:58 AM
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Believe me I understand ...I am a girlie girl... I always have my nails done even if by myself... Tonight I sat here and did my nails trimmed them polished them and I even went in the bathroom and did my eyebrows..I keep fussing about my legs trying to get my bf to shave my legs...lol... I used to keep my straightened its long and pretty but i have had it up for almost 3 weeks now in a bun... I went to the store yesterday and looked horrible.... but I sometimes used to go in my jammies anyways... I am scared at this point to put on any real clothes thinking i will hurt myself.... Tomorrow i have already got it planned to get up take a shower and put a lil make up on .... get that man to shave my legs put on a sundress and straighten my hair out .. all long and perdy again...lol my big plans for tomorrow... Its funny how the little things matter so much when you can't do them.. With all my issues with my surgery i lost 16 lbs .. not good but I am finally eating a lil normal.... although i am running to the potty almost as soon as i am done but its all ok...
Unread 05-31-2009, 08:10 AM
Re: Tired of looking sloppy...

Thanks for the replies!

I can't really wear a sundress. I'm a breast cancer survivor and have to wear a prosthesis so sundresses with little straps are out...plus with this tummy it would make me look pregnant! I did find a skirt set that I could now wear... I had had it for a long time but it had always been to small on me but the waistline was very generous and relaxed.

I did get the curling iron out and work on my hair some yesterday. Nothing fancy but it looks better than just a wash and a comb out. Did my nails...once again nothing fancy...just a home manicure and clear polish.

Went to church and felt a little more 'put together'.
Unread 05-31-2009, 08:48 AM
Re: Tired of looking sloppy...

I found some great knit stretchy bootcut pants from LL Bean...they even have button back pockets that make them look a bit more professional or "dressy" than plain 'ole stretchy pants. I was hesitant to get any sundresses...there are such cute "maxi dress" styles out now, but I don't want someone asking me when the baby is due...lol.

Hang in there...the swelling does subside over time. I'm 7 weeks post op, back to work, and still have some swelling at the end of the day, but it's much better than it was. I'm slowly getting back into my "before" clothes.
Unread 05-31-2009, 05:04 PM
Re: Tired of looking sloppy...

Hi Gals,

I am so swollen...still...that even some of the stretchy stuff hurts to wear for very long, so I have these one size gazillion shorts I wear all the time. Last night at almost midnight I went in the bathroom and put on a bunch of makeup, LOL. Just wanted to see if it would help at all....this stuff does affect you mentally doesn't it....

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