WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES BELOW
Scars can be metaphorical as well as physical. They can be the events in your life that shape the person you are and can change your perspective on things.
In my case, I have both emotional scars and physical scars from my experience with Crohn’s disease.
My midline incision wound popped open about two weeks post-op. so my scar ended up being a lot bigger than it should have been. I was totally traumatised by it at first, but eventually I came to terms with it and now I don’t feel bad about it at all. It’s just another battle scar.
That’s why I wanted to share the photos with you. Because even though they are a bit graphic and you might think they’re gross, someone might be going through a similar experience and worry that it’ll never heal, because when you have an open wound that’s 13cm long x 5cm wide x 3cm deep, you never think it will heal… but it will!
Now, my scar is pretty much the same as that last picture but it’s not as pink and raw anymore!
I will be having some more surgery in the next few months, so that will change again… But I think I’ll show my next set of recovery pictures ‘live’ next time!
Any questions, feel free to ask! Happy to answer anything!
– T xx