Rhinoplasty to better yourself

My entire life, I have always been uncomfortable with my nose. I Always felt that it was ugly, and it was all anybody ever looked at. I finally bit the bullet and did something that most people might call overkill. I had Rhinoplasty Surgery performed at Rhinoplasty Sacramento. At first, I was extremely nervous. I didn’t know what to expect, and I always thought that the staff would judge me right when I walked in. I couldn’t have been more than wrong. The staff was very courteous, and they made me feel like family.

My first appointment was basically a consultation. I walked in, signed in at the receptionist desk, and waited to be called. It only took about 5 minute to be called! I walked in, and sat down in the office. The doctor walked in and we talked about my options. We didn’t just talk about different shapes, but we talked about why I wanted to have Rhinoplasty done! I really appreciated the doctor taking that time with me. It was a little hard to talk about at first since I’ve never really talked about doing that, but as soon as he asked me a few questions, I was like an open book! I told him how I always looked at my nose, and how I thought it was all anyone ever noticed. But he re-assured me that My nose didn’t look bad at all, and told me it was all just personal preference. If I wasn’t happy with my nose, I should get it changed because it’s what I wanted. I ultimately decided to go ahead with the procedure, so we set up another appointment to iron out all of the final details.
When my second appointment came along, I had a fairly good idea of what I was looking for. What made it even better was the doctor had a picture of me on his ipad that he was able to adjust the appearance of my nose with! He was able to change it right in front of my eyes. I have never seen anything so marvelous! Trust me, If you guys have been thinking about having this done, You absolutely need to visit Sacramento Rhinoplasty today! You will leave a completely happier person!


Office at Sacramento Rhinoplasty

The day finally arrived for my procedure, and It went smooth as can be! I was thrilled with how simple everything ran. I didn’t feel anything, and recovery was just a few weeks. When I took my bandages off, I was absolutely speechless. I could not stop looking at my nose. It was absolutely perfect! The experience was something I would share with anybody looking to have this kind of surgery done. Now, everywhere I go, I am confident with myself. I’m confident with how I feel, the way I look, and the way other people view me. Overall, I am a much happier person, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of Rhinoplasty SACramento!

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Binge Eating

I used to hide food in the dark: backs of drawers, under the bed, corners of the closet and in zipped pockets of purses. Now all my food is in kitchen cabinets, where the light can find it.

When I think of all the food I used to hide, for some reason the first, and sometimes only, thing that comes to mind is Ritz crackers. I can still taste the first bite — crisp then crumbly, salty then buttery. Sometimes I would eat them so quickly that they would get stuck in my throat. I’d have to then take a minute, maybe two, to generate some extra saliva so I could mash it all up, and then I’d have a big ball of cracker remnants to swallow down. That, too, was enjoyable. Gross, I know, but so satisfying in the moment.

Once I went to therapy years later, I learned that binging is a way to numb out. And that mostly made sense to me. But lately I’ve been wondering if it was so much a way to feel nothing as a way to feel everything: the daring of how quietly I could open the package, opening my drawer a crack to see the promise awaiting me, the feel of the food in my hand just before I took the first bite, the rich smell of what was to come and the kaleidoscope of taste. All of my senses were not only engaged, but acutely alive — at least before the process really got going.

As it ramped up, of course, everything quieted. It was just me and the chewing, bite after bite after bite after bite. After that, it was all about the moment: stuff, chew, swallow; stuff, chew, swallow. This was my first experience of presence and oneness. In retrospect, of course, I wish I hadn’t had to initially get that feeling from compulsion, but the impulse for feeling and connection was right. I just needed a different door to go through.

Later, I found the door of yoga and meditation. Through it, I again found that in-the-moment bliss I’d experienced from binging, but without the shame hangover of a distended stomach, digestive problems, and evidence to get rid of.

What a gift it is to realize I wasn’t wrong or broken to go through that first door all those years ago. Something inside me knew what I needed, and it is strong and good and human that I found it the best way I knew how at the time, even if in retrospect I sometimes wish I hadn’t had to see what was behind that first door. The blessing of the passage of time is that we get to see there are other ways, too. And bring ourselves and our stories into the light.