07 March 2006

Sagging ... ewwwww!

The following post is of a detailed physical issue. If you're squeamish, pass this post up.

I loathe public restrooms and avoid them unless absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, I've found myself repeatedly needing to use the one at work as of late. And, because of a previous bad experience with sitting down on a seat in a public restroom, I haven't done so in years. Instead, I squat. (I'm sure I'm not the only one out there who does this.) So, my issue? Well, over the past couple of weeks, I've noticed when peeing from this position that it no longer comes out in a "neat" stream. Instead, it comes out all over the place and ends up splashing all over the toilet seat, the back of my legs and sometimes even on my pants. Not pleasant! I've considered calling my Dr. about it, but I figured if it's due to sagging skin "down there" there's probably not much that can be done, right? How in the heck do I have sagging skin there?! I know there's a possibility that's not it at all, so that's why I'm posting about it ... despite my embarrassment. What do you all think? Am I crazy?


Kim said...

God...can't believe that I'm posting this...

When you get your tummy tuck (yes, you will!), your surgeon will also "lift" your pubic area. I didn't realize what a difference this would make. The old, "Out of sight, out of mind" saying comes to mind. Anyhow, if I were you, I'd rather sit on the seat than get pee down my leg.

I'm going to go and hide now.

Sandi said...

Haahahah Kim, you made me laugh. We've been posting such crass stuff lately...Have to confess I'm a little mortified myself!

Well Jenn, you win the prize: this problem is a stumper. I never thought about why something like that would happen before. Kim offers real hope though and something to think about.

I also didn't get a chance to tell you how excited I am about your success. Congratulations--you're doing fabulously. You DEFINATELY would have fit in the prom dress--in fact I think it would have been a little baggy in places. I just tried on a "little black number" that I've been saving. It was so tight before I gained all my weight that it was obscene. Tonight it was so big that it was obscene. I'm kind of sad about that. I never got to look good in that dress. I should have tried in on 20 pounds ago, but I just figured it was still too small. So I say, if you're going to try that prom dress on (and it sounds like you will), there's no time like the present!

Anyway, good job. Is your current picture still accurate?

Holly said...

yes, hoohas droop. i have to admit mine needs a lift. i actually have stretchmarks. i am not embarrassed to admit it, i just don't want to be grossing anyone out. i'm glad to hear they'll be lifting that when i have my panniculectomy one of these days.

Jenn said...

Thanks for your honesty, all! I guess, then, that given the issue the droopiness is causing that I should go see my dr to see if maybe that can help get insurance approval for the surgery?

Thanks, Sandi, for your words of congratulations! Even though I'm struggling less and less with the body dysmorphia, it's nice to hear it from others. I'm not sure if my pics are still up to date. I doubt I've lost much more in the upper body, but I probably have in the lower body. Well, I know I have b/c pants that I've had for a little while have become rather loose. Once I can consistently get into 12s, I'll probably update my photos. Or, maybe I'll do it next week at my 9 month anniversary!

Christi Nielsen said...

I like to call using a public restroom a thigh strengthening exercise!

Melissa said...

I really like this sharing and just laying it out there. If we don't talk about it how we going know if what we going through is normal. Makes no sense to gross out alone and think what we going through is abnormal. Knowing that there is a light at the end of the saggy tunnel sure makes this part of our journey bearable.