After two children, I wanted to get back in shape. I signed up to a 60 km walking event and completed that with flying colours. But my stomach is still soft and not toned. I miss my pre-pregnancy belly.
It is not just tardiness as to why my belly is not toned.
I developed asthma in pregnancy, which lead to excruciating rib pain that was diagnosed as a umbilical hernia. This was confirmed by a GP who referred me to a surgical clinic which put me on the waiting list for a hernia operation.
For various reasons, I was unable to go ahead with the surgery. I was referred to another hospital to the surgical clinic. Then I was told that it was not a hernia, it was muscle separation and that only time and exercise would take care of it.
I am at a crossroads. Do I get a third opinion or do I live with the fact that I am unable to do another sit up for life?
I miss that pre-pregnancy belly…
Posted anonymously, 29th April 2015