It's great to find I wear a smaller size...maybe that
operation WAS worth it? Um...no!
I finally did it today! I went shopping for clothes. Because I thought my surgery was going to be in the fall, I didn't buy anything new and struggled through that season with old things. Then, of course, there was no need to get anything new after the surgery since all I could wear werebaggy things on top of the bulky brace. But now, with the surgeon's okay, I don't have to wear the brace anymore, unless my back is really sore - but I can put up with a bit of discomfort so I don't have to wear it.
The day dawned sunny so it felt like Spring. But before showering, I tried on the three bathing suits I own to see if any of them fit. Believe me, it is one scary experience to look in the mirror at your blotchy white self with no makeup on and sporting morning hair wearing a swimsuit. I tossed the two larger sized ones and kept the smallest of the three, but I can't say that I really like it that much. I suppose it'll do for the water aerobics I'll get into next month, since you're pretty much invisible from the neck down when you're in the pool.
So off I went to Reitman's about 10 minutes from my place. I chose a few tops to try on and then went and asked for help with slacks. I'm so hard to fit in pants because I have a petite rise but long legs. The ladies were fantastic and brought me so many to try on in various sizes, since I had no idea what size I am now after losing some weight. Turned out I wear a smaller size on the bottom than I thought! Yay! Unfortunately, the boobs didn't get any smaller so that means the tops are pretty much the same size as before. Not Yay!
Anyway, I came away with two pairs of slacks (black and grey) and two tops (one dressy and one for everyday), plus a gorgeous Spring trenchcoat in a lovely taupe shade. By that time, I was starting to get shaky and feeling a bit warmish. But I'll definitely go back to try on some jeans and capris and maybe even a sundress or two (that is if we ever get any warm weather!).
Now I'm off to give the slacks and the coat a bit of a press. I'm starting to feel human again now that I have something new to wear.