6 Months ago on October 12th I had my surgery.
This first photo was taken about 6 weeks before when I was on vacation with 3 very close friends. It was posted on facebook by one of them, and I hated it; I hated it because I looked so big. Not only am I really fat, but I am so much taller than them I felt like a giant in all directions.
Note, however the wrap I am wearing. Today I spent a little time at the pool, in Orlando where I am speaking at a conference. Same wrap. Only in the first photo, it just ties under my arms, in the 2nd, it is wraped around as a halter neck.