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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

To Spanx or not to Spanx

The other day on another blog (http://over50feeling40.blogspot.com/), I said I would never wear Spanx...it is too constricting, I'm more into comfort. I am reconsidering.
My polka dot dress looks fabuous in the front, but in the back, it really shows my fat roll around my waist. This is more than muffin top....this is a loaf of bread or two! Don't tell me to go a size up; it fits good on top and in the shoulders etc. I can't possibly get rid of my roll in two months. I want to wear my polka dot dress and wear it proudly. Maybe I will stay seated and not get up, maybe I should just back away from people and not let them see my "back fat." I am a 59 year old woman, why am I so concerned? Spandex totally constricts my ostomy and is uncomfortable, but I must do something. What would YOU do?


Linda said...

My first inclination is to say 'go up a size' and have it altered to fit. ....some kind of belt? that's the best I can do.

The Altered Paper said...

A light cotton gauze shirt or summer jacket to wear with it? Hugs,Tee

boopnut said...

Maybe I will never wear the dress.

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

You know what? I'd probably give them a try :) If they're awful, you absolutely don't have to wear them again, but hey, at least you would have tried! (And will know for the future whether or not they're worth it!) Good luck :)