Thank you so much Amy and Rebecca for responding so fast. That is what I love about this forum. Tha fact that so many people care and are willing to help.
I willshare a bit of my story with you in hopes that it will help someone out there who may be like I was.
I became very sick when I was 29 with liver failure, diabeties and edema.
My body was holding fluid to the point that I weightd 638 pounds and was bound in this house for 7 years. The doctors gave me only 5 years at the maximun to live and I was in so much pain that I prayed nightly to die.
After a while and a lot of suffering, I finally decided to Live and that is just what I did. I got out of that bed and I said if I die I am going to die on my feet and could only walk a few steps and then have to sit down. I kept going until I could walk the length of the house and I would sit in a chair and to sweep the floors. Now 4 years and 286 pounds as of today, later, I am a new woman. I can shop and walk and do things that I never thought I would ever go do again.
The problem is that even thought I have lost so much weight I have a lot of loose skin and rolls to hide. I am 61 inches around the chest but I wear a 71" around the chest garment so that it will be loose and flowing to hide my flaws. until I loose 125 more pounds and have sugery I will have to contuniue to wear my clothing very lose and flowing. That way O look normal and my shape is flatering and noone would ever know the mess underneath.
There are a lot of women and men out there that is like me. We need to hide our flaws and cover things that we dont want seen up.
The good news is that the doctors have told me that I can be fixed is I loose more and I will have a normal body again, but until that time I have to have a 5x in a pattern to make things work for me.
I do hope that this clears up my delima. It is very embaressing to talk about this but it is a part of a lot of peoples lives. I jsut want to give the larger indivudals in our society a chance to feel good about themselves and be able to make something up to date and hip to wear at any size.
Hugs to you all for being here for me
I have a new life now , but I must never forget about the old one
someone out there just might need my help to live
Below is a picture of me last year after losing the first 150 pounds…I have lost 136 more since that phoptgraph…