For those of you who may face laproscopic surgery someday, voila!
Here are three of my five scars at seven weeks. Amazing the doctor inserted a camera and then removed ovaries, fallopian tubes, and lymph nodes through those slits.
Years ago, this would have been one huge incision that left behind a long scar. Thank you, modern medicine!
When my doctor called at the four week mark, I talked about how sick I felt on and off for the first two weeks, which confused me since I experienced no acute pain. “With laproscopy,” she said, “patients sometimes forget they just had major surgery. We really move you around in there.”
Although the outside doesn’t hurt much, on the inside you’ve been pushed and shoved and prodded and sliced. It’s going to take a while for your body to recover from the trauma.
As everyone warned me over and over again, REST IS BEST.
But as you’re resting, dream of a beach somewhere, because if you want to reveal your midriff, you can do so almost scar free.
P.S. I actually have no plans to show my midriff again, at least not any time soon. This may be my swan song.
I’m pleased to be interviewed by fellow writer Melissa Buron. Read the interview here on her blog!