Monthly Archives: January 2017

How to look better this 2017

Many people are going to be interested in how to look better this 2017. Some people are going to try to accomplish this through drastic measures like manipulating their body size or even getting cosmetic surgery. However, in many cases, people are going to be able to use a lot of styling methods and tricks in order to more or less accomplish the exact same thing. In a lot of cases, this is going to be enough. Buying new clothes and learning how to use fashion strategically can make all the difference.

Getting Rid of Certain Wardrobe Items

Lots of people end up accumulating more and more wardrobe items that they never wear and that are going to give them the idea that they have more effective clothes than they do in reality. Some of these wardrobe items might be unflattering things purchased at some point in the past. Others might be outdated today. Some of them might be ill-fitting. Others might just be falling apart and people have been reduced to layering everything in order to hide the holes.

People who haven’t cleared out their wardrobes should do so, getting rid of the stuff that they never wear, that no longer fits or flatters them, or that is falling apart. After that, they should treat themselves to a shopping trip that is going to really help them replenish their wardrobes, allowing them to appear on the scene while wearing clothes that are much more stylish. People nowadays can can get the new clothes that they deserve without the need to break their wallet. Check for online shops, like Mamma that have promo codes, last minute sale and similar discount opportunities which can help you save a bit more.

Choose Clothes That Are Flattering and Not Designed to Conceal

A lot of people have used outdated fashion advice concerning their bodies for years. People buy clothes that are very loose-fitting in order to hide perceived flaws. As a result, a lot of people are wearing clothes that will make them appear to be shapeless. Shapeless clothes are not going to flatter anyone, and they are often going to make more people look as if they are not trying to dress well. No one of any body type needs to dress like that.

Lots of different outfits will flatter people of all body types, or certain body types. There is no reason for people to hide themselves under very baggy clothes, which will usually fail to do anything other than create a boxy shape anyway. There are lots of plus-size fashion lines these days and a lot of tips aimed at flattering all figure types, so people should listen to these sources instead.

Choose the Right Colors

Some people choose the colors that they think are going to hide their bodies. Other people don’t pay much attention to the colors that they choose. People who have a great color sense will often have a great fashion sense as well, and the color of a person’s wardrobe can make all the difference when it comes to making him or her look more stylish or more put-together.

My TAHBSO story

A month ago today, I was operated on to remove my uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and cervix. The procedure is called total abdominal hysterectomy bilateral salpingo oophorectomy or TAHBSO. TAHBSO was performed because I had a serious case of endometriosis, adenomyosis and adenomyoma.

My OB-GYNE said hysterectomy is the best option that I could have to spare me the horror of prolonged and heavy menstruation which I have accepted to be a part of my life. I also had hormonal therapy for six months but even the expensive pill didn’t cure the endometriosis.

Preparation

Before the operation, I researched about hysterectomy, its advantages and disadvantages. I’ve got helpful tips from a website that caters to hysterectomy patients. It took me several weeks before I decided that it’s about time to go under the knife and change my life for the better.

I’m thankful that I had a super responsible and caring husband who was with me at the hospital and relatives who provided emotional support. I’m also thankful for friends who offered prayer before and after my operation.

Operation day

Date of operation: December 13, 2016 mumwrites.com

The operation lasted for two hours and, thankfully, I didn’t need blood transfusion. Although sedated (not unconscious) I was aware of what was happening around me during the operation. I even requested one of the medical staff inside the operating room to show me what was taken inside my tummy. I was up and about a day after the surgery. The doctors said I should get up and walk inside my room to hasten recovery. I spent five days at the hospital.

Healing well

Date taken January 12, 2017 mumwrites.com

Four weeks after the surgery, I think I’m on my way to full recovery. I don’t have a hard time recovering as I really followed the doctor’s advice. I’ve got plenty of rest but also make sure to move around the house. I’m also starting to do light household chores on my second week.  There may be irritation and occasional pain but all of it are bearable and goes away in a few minutes.

Best decision

I considered this surgery to be the best decision I ever made as far as my health is concerned. I never have to worry about heavy menses and having to worry about contracting a dreaded disease. My only concern so far is the recurring joint pain which I have to discuss with the doctor in my next visit.

Piece of advice

Endometriosis and adenomyosis have affected young women and women nearing the menopausal age. If you are suffering from the same ailment, you can always talk to a doctor to help you get well and improve your way of living. Reading medical journals and references on the net could be of help to make you understand what is endometriosis and adenomysis. But a visit to a medical professional is always the right thing to do.