I was on a mission to find the perfect pair of ripped jeans that could easily transition to fall. I found these at a local boutique, fell in love and paired them with a simple crop top from Forever 21. This look is great for summer. However, to transition to fall I will pair the ripped jeans with a sweater and a cute pair of booties.
Now, I’ve never been fond of showing my midriff. Yep… I’m the girl who always wore t-shirts over her bathing suits. It started off as a self-esteem issue that grew worse after a surgery that left scars.
About 2 and half years ago I went for my yearly pap smear and subsequently found out I had 3 large fibroid tumors. My doctor said that they would affect pregnancy if I would ever want to get pregnant. At that point I knew those suckers had to go. I immediately scheduled removal of the fibroids by Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy. Surgery day came and the doctors attempted the robotic removal. They made a 2″ incision just above my belly button and realized the 3 tumors had 10 more partners in crime. At this point they proceeded with an abdominal myomectomy. This procedure involves the same incision as a Cesarean section. The doctors removed 10 of the 13, 3 were small and removing them could have caused damage. The doctor will monitor the remaining three.
life after abdominal myomectomy
Everything went well and my scars healed up better than I thought. I had a hard time feeling comfortable with my body before. It was even harder for me with my new battle scars. So me wearing a crop top is definitely something new for me. I decided to give it a try with scars and all and I still felt beautiful. Powerful. I’m not quite sure where this boldness and self-love came from. It’s like it happened overnight and I’m loving it. And, it’s true that you should love/treat yourself as you want to be loved/treated. There is an awesome article by Joyce Marter you should check out.
Also, I would love to hear success stories of pregnancy after fibroid removal/abdominal myomectomy. And if you have questions about the procedure or advice for post-op please feel free to reach out to me!