Guys, I just feel so defeated.
I have lost 120 pounds and I am left with excess skin. My arms hang and flap, my stomach droops and hangs and occasionally gets a rash, everything sags and I just look like mush below the neck.
I feel defeated because I had a consultation with a plastic surgeon to see about removing my excess skin and found out how much it would cost.
My car was only $13,000.
I know this is purely cosmetic but . I've worked so hard to get to where I am and to know that I can actually have the body I want but money being in the way is just really disheartening. For the time being I am going to try to pick up side jobs and save every penny that I can because there are a few things that need to happen before I can even consider taking out a loan for this.
1) Loan from WLS needs to be paid off
2) Car needs to be close to being paid off
3) Need to have at least half the cost saved up (this would be $10,000 [half because I would also need the loan to help cover my pay for when I will be in recover])
4) Be approved for a personal loan/line of credit for $10,000
Now, I could split the procedures up to have smaller up front costs (arms alone are $6,000) and that may be the route that I go so that I am not living with this skin for the next 5 years.
We'll see how it goes.