1. *hugs* and happy healing.

  2. Okay, you have a better-defined waist with residual surgical swelling than I do just lying here on my arse a year out from my last abdominal surgery. Thought you might like to know that…

    Honestly? I know it’s your body and you are the one whose opinion here counts but I was picturing it much worse-looking; this isn’t bad at all!

    Feel better, lady.
    .-= MFA Mama´s last blog ..what we always say =-.

  3. Ugh. I feel your pain. Hugs and rest xoxo

  4. My stomach is so swollen. I look 5 months pregnant. Which is really annoying.

  5. Ouch!
    I had a much smaller vertical incision and remember how much *that* hurt. I hope you feel 100% soon!

  6. THAT IS NOT BAD!!! All if that will disappear with good healing. Take care of yourself, eat well, rest. You’re gonna be in a bikini next summer with no or barely visible scars… That’s actually looking good!!!

  7. Ow-eeeee! Hope you heal quickly and feel well soon!

  8. I’ve had multiple abdominal surgeries and that looks like it is healing extremely well. I think your scar will be barely visible.
    .-= lanned´s last blog ..My first blogging award could be like a chain letter but I dont care =-.

  9. Big careful, gentle hug, and sending you warm healing beams….
    .-= David´s last blog ..Youre missing some great stuff here =-.

  10. I know this is probably not what you want to hear, but they did a beautiful job. You should have very little scarring if you can leave your incisions alone and not pull on them by lifting and bending, etc. I know! So hard to do. Take care of yourself, madam. We’re rooting for you!

  11. thank you everyone

  12. Frank Sucks says:

    And you still have a belly button!

  13. You may be swollen, but you cannot mistake the beautiful curve of your waist (I am so sorry if that seems too creepy) Also, I just cam e from reading this post about scars, which I think is true, even if it takes a while to really appreciate the scars.
    .-= amanda´s last blog ..Get Your Seek On =-.

  14. Not too bad for all you’ve been through! You should submit your picture to The Shape of a Mother:

    I had my gall bladder removed at 6 weeks postpartum. Here’s my picture from 5 days after the surgery:

  15. Love you. Love your belly. And really love that I just wrote a post about scars this morning and Amanda linked to it here.

    (I’ll be careful hugging you when I see you next. Which is hopefully soon.)
    .-= Tara Anderson´s last blog ..Scars make good stories =-.

  16. YOUCH!
    .-= Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]´s last blog ..Giving away the gay =-.

  17. Looks great. I too was imagining it worse than it is. I just had my gall bladder out on the 14th. Your “holes” are a lot lower than mine, I guess that is because of the whole colon thing. Mine are at (if looking at me) 12:00, 10:00 & 8:00. the big incision is in my belly button. The dr told me as long as I keep them out of the sun and rub mederma on them you won’t hardly be able to tell!

  18. Sending healing and caring thoughts your way, Erin. And I think you should still rock that bikini. Now you’ve got battle scars to show off. 🙂
    .-= Michael B.´s last blog ..Our baby is two- =-.

  19. As an RN and a woman that has experienced some of your pain, I hope my comments are helpful.

    Your incisional wounds are healing nicely and much smaller than mine, after my bowel resection w/anastamosis. You’re doing great. In addition, I’m certain you’re going to feel better. My surgery was the turning point that ended years of pain and numerous illnesses. It also came at a difficult time in my life, with 4 young children at home but I applaud UCSF with saving my life and returning our family to a home based on health and not the quirky weeks of mom being ill. My husband was always supportive but in the long run, nothing beats great health! Best of luck to you!

  20. As a nurse, I’ll say you look fantastic and your abdomen is going to heal up beautifully.

    As a friend, I’ll also say you look fantastic and wish you a quick healing and my hopes that this will be the end of all the unpleasant things you’ve endured lately.
    .-= Christina´s last blog ..Local- Healthy- Yummy =-.

  21. I pictured something much worse… I know it’s easy for me to say but think of it this way those are battle scars for the fight of your life. And each one should be worn proudly that you made it through something that could have been much worse..

  22. ouch. wishing you a fast recovery & lots of good health.
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..Sunday =-.

  23. I hope you recover fast.
    .-= Mandi Bone´s last blog ..Last day of 2 kids =-.

  24. Dear She-Vest,

    I can almost see your lady cave.


    P.S. speedy recovery, please and thank you.
    .-= Jess´s last blog ..Everything you didn’t care to know about my fashion sense =-.

  25. THAT LOOKS SUPER PAINFUL. But you do NOT look five months pregnant, unless you are the skinniest pregnant lady ever.

    I hope you feel much better soon.

    If I were you, I would wear that damn bikini next summer and flaunt those scars. Seriously. You’ll look like you were in a knife fight, and came out victorious. You can tell everyone at the pool that you’re a former secret agent. (They’ll believe you.)

    I always tell my son that if anyone ever asks him about his surgical scar (which is on his face), he should tell people he got it a mere an infant while defeating a mysterious supervillain who must not be named. (Which is sort of true. Tumors count as supervillains in my book.)
    .-= Jaelithe´s last blog ..Days Before Yesterday =-.

  26. btw I’m glad Jess is focusing on my lady cave. Someone should.

  27. You poor thing. You look amazing though. Hope you heal fast and easy. *hugs*

  28. You are no longer queen. You are a god.
    .-= patois´s last blog ..Flush Away =-.

  29. I hope you heal swiftly and safely. =)

  30. Ouch. Sending big virtual hugs and hopes for a very speedy recovery. You still have a beautiful belly.
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..Guest Article on Self Storage Locations =-.

  31. Ohhh interesting gallblader incesions… I have one between my chest and I don’t have a vertical stitch, but a horizontal one in my belly button. And only want to add some honesty but I had my surgery in 2000 and I can still see all my incessions, they aren’t red and noticable but definitely still noticable to myself.

  32. I hope you’re feeling better. I really do feel your pain. I had abdominal laparoscopic(?) surgery in mid-March. They destroyed my belly button and I had 6 incisions. It’s not like I wear belly baring shirts but it makes me feel a little frankenstein-y. I never thought having a scarred and mishappen belly button would upset me, but it has. It looks like you had some great doctors!

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