Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A New Oufit - Smaller Size!!!

My husband and I went to a wedding of some friends at the weekend.  I'm going to blow my own trumpet here - the dress I'm wearing in the photo below is a size smaller and from a shop I never used to be able to get clothes at!  Size XL which is equivalent to a 24 (NZ & AUS sizes) from City Chic.  Stoked - and it even fit better than when I tried it on a couple of weeks ago :)

Me and Hubby

All dressed up (excuse the mess!)


Thanks for the feedback on the pain.  Still hasn't gone away and stopped me from going to work the last couple of days as too sore when upright.  I called the clinic, and am booked in on Thursday to get some steroids and local anaestetic to ease the pain.  This was part of the reply:

"Unfortunately some times there is nerve entrapment where the trocars go through into the abdominal muscle, and this can cause pain. It happens in about 1% of people. It will generally go away with time, but if it is causing you some distress, one option we have is injecting some steroid (Kenacort) and Local anaesthetic into the area, which softens the tissue around the entrapped nerve and this releases it and lessens the pain you feel. It hurts more on standing because the abdominal muscle is stretched tightening where the entrapped nerve is, and releases somewhat when sitting down and the muscle is more relaxed."

I'm not surprised Im one of those 1%.  I mean after the op, the surgeon said that my hepatic artery was in the opposite direction (20% of people have that), and my anaphylatic reaction to the muscle relaxant happens to 1 in 2000-2500 people.  Maybe I'm one for breaking the odds.  Now if I could just win lotto....:)

Yay also to see more people from the Hutt Valley commenting on the blog - be nice to meet you both in person sometime :)


  1. I agree you should buy a lotto ticket. It sounds like the odds are in your favor!

    You look lovely!

  2. Lord have mercy, you def are part of that medical minority! Wowzer! Get you some scratch-offs for sure!

  3. Wow Cassie, you look so different!! You are one hot chick :-)

  4. WOW! You are ROCKING that dress! hot! :) Keep up the awesome work using your band :)

  5. I like that you're wearing styles you wouldn't have in the past too - sassy new confidence :) Like seeing a bit of leg there and the dainty shoes. Your face looks super skinny too (and glowing!).

    I reckon those are your best WOW-WHAT-A-DIFFERENCE photos to date.