| RaenotRay wrote:
I feel so normal now. 😅 I've had 4 abdominal surgeries so far. My tummy is a hot mess, but honestly doesn't bother me too much. Although my bellybutton does point to the left now...
Mine was a nightmare, not the surgery but my intestines did not start working for close to 3 weeks and a large portion of that in ICU. The surgery itself was no worse that colostomy procedure, painful yes but manageable. My belly button pointed to the right and caused minor infections of my midline scar. I sure don't miss it at all. I am glad I waited several months as my incision looked ok when I first talked to plastic surgery but got worse over time. My dr was glad we waited because what she would have done early on would not have lasted over time. We had to be more aggressive for a good result. I am happy with my outcome!
best of luck
let me know if you have any specific questions!