So I have a tear down the middle of my stomach.
What does it look like?
The one on the left.
image copyright 2010 Julie Tupler, RN
Does it hurt?
Yes. Quite badly at times.
Can you feel your guts through it?
Yep, and it’s just as gross as it sounds.
Can you fix it?
Sure! But I’m learning it’s a whole hell of a lot of work to do just that.
It involves a splint. A tight splint that I have to wear day and night for at least six weeks. A tight splint that I have to wear day and night for at least six weeks in super hot and sweaty Indiana weather.
What does the splint look like?
Well, before I show you what I look like with the splint on I should show you what it looks like with it off.
Wait wait wait! First, let me show you what I looked like 9 hours before I gave birth. (Perspective. It helps.)
9 weeks postpartum (with a giant diastasis, remember? Good.)
and while we’re at it…from the front.
and now with the splint…
Yeah. That’s a lot to hold in huh?
So. There you go.
That’s what I’m dealing with over here.
It kind of sucks.
But look what I got out of it!!
Two of ‘em! BONUS!
Now move along and have comfort in the fact that not all of us are in bikinis eight weeks postpartum.