Monday, 3 September 2012

Diary of an Abdominoplasty......

I've been in two minds whether to write this post.
I am having an abdominoplasty tomorrow. This is something I never thought I would have done in a million years!!!!!!
(Richard has been teasing me that I am a fully fledged Fulham yummy mummy now that I am having a tummy tuck hahahahaha!)
It all started off when I discovered I had a large hernia in the muscle wall of my tum after having baby Finn earlier this year. For ages I thought I had a weird phantom baby gurgling around in my tummy. BUT it was actually my intestines blurgh!
I have virtually nothing holding my stomach in but a thin layer of skin. Is this grossing you out? Mmmmmmm me too.
So I consulted various specialists about having the hernia repaired, they all said I would need an abdomino-thingy at the same time as the skin left behind would look pretty bad. So that's how it came about really. And tomorrow is the day!
FYI, this is my surgeon, Mr Adam Searle.


I think he is fabulous, although a little serious in this pic! You can read about what he has been up to lately here.

I have been wondering whether to show before and after pics. I am pretty shy about the state of my tummy at the moment.
But here it is..........


Girls, don't let it put you off having babies okay! This doesn't happen to every preggo gal.
Hoping I will have a fabulous after pic to post soon.
Over and out.

xxx


8 comments:

  1. Dear Jo!
    You are such a sweetie.
    I hope things will be uncomfortable for you no longer
    <3 Sending you lots of love and hugs
    Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    LOVE PEACE enJOY that itsy bitsy yellow polka dot bikini ;)
    Julie
    xx

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  2. I like that a lot Julie. Thank you! xxx

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  3. Hey Hun,

    I predict this will be the best decision you ever made (apart from getting married and having kids) and I should know. Hint, hint...I'll email you.xx

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  4. Loads of love and luck for your op tomorrow Jo. You're a very brave lady and by the way I think you're already a rather yummy mummy! x

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  5. You rock! Really you do. Your honesty is exactly what life is all about - or maybe it's better to say "should be all about" ... Sending the most speedy of recoveries! :-)

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  6. I love before and after pics because the change is so obvious. I think this tummy tuck surgery it's exactly what you need and I'm looking forward to see the after pics:D

    When I had breast augmentation in Toronto, this gallery with before and after pics convinced me I should have it immediately because the results are great. So maybe your before and after pics will convince other women to have tummy tuck surgeries.

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  7. I'm super behind on my blog reading, but I just wanted to pop in and say I admire your courage in posting your tummy on the web :) Can't wait to see the after.

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