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!




Wound 1

Wound 2

Wound 3

wound 4

Wound 5

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

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Lise · 23rd November, 2015 at 8:04 am

Hi Thaila,

I don’t usually post to things online, I’m too much of a newbie for that 🙂 But I just got to thank you either way!
I got my ostomy about a year ago and my revision soon 3 months ago. It hasn’t been, and still isn’t, without complications. By complications or not, it’s has improved my quality of life immensely!
But I just gotta say, I came across your blog on YouTube right after my first surgery, and I’ve been following you since. Your relentlessness, perseverance and grace is a huge inspiration for me! And the way you share this with us in need humbles me. Thank you for both information and inspiration!

Love, Lise.

    ThailaSkye · 25th November, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Hi Lise,
    Wow thank you so much for the lovely comment! I’m so glad to hear you’re having a good recovery and are feeling good! I’m glad my videos have helped in any way! Thanks so much for your kind words 🙂

Clive Balliston · 23rd November, 2015 at 8:46 am

Hi Thaila, wow they certainly look raw & sore, but it’s amazing how the body heals, i feel so lucky and amazed that they managed to do all my surgery key hole so two & a half years on i can hardley see the incisions they made… i guess thats why it took ten hours!! Sorry to hear you have to have more surgery, has something gone wrong? i do hope it all goes well for you and you recover quickly xx

    ThailaSkye · 25th November, 2015 at 8:38 am

    It’s crazy isn’t it? How the body works and all that! Getting one of the stomas closed next year so I’ll only have one stoma (possibly just a colostomy, yay!) but will keep you updated! 🙂

Pól · 26th November, 2015 at 12:24 am

Thaila Sky my stoma fairy godmother
Everytime I see your story it still amazes me, you’re an amazing woman, one I’ll be always thankful to you’ve helped me soo this last year … Last few days too.

From the bottom of my heart
Thank you.

    ThailaSkye · 26th November, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Awh thank you so much for the kind words! I’m glad I’ve been able to help, somehow. 🙂

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