In 11 days I'll finally be having surgery to repair my abdominal diastatis.
Unfortunately, although I fought hard, we will still be forking out $15,000 we don't have, thanks to my family.
I ended up getting a referral for an ultrasound and they found a small hernia near my belly button. However, since it is only small and the main surgery is the abdominoplasty, I'll be getting peanuts back from Medicare.
Despite all of this, I'm beyond excited to finally be getting some of my life back. I'll be able to exercise, lift heavy things, be free of abdominal discomfort and pain, be able to fit into my old clothes once I've healed and the swelling has gone down. I'm actually looking forward to the little 'break' I'll get in hospital. I just hope they give me good drugs!
Duncan will be taking a couple of weeks off work to care for the boys while I'm away and after I get home. My mum will be accompanying me to Perth since I won't be able to drive for at least a few weeks after the surgery.
Now we just need to find an au pair from the end of July until the end of August as I won't be able to lift Flynn or do much at all really. All of our attempts have been fruitless so far. We've spoken to four different ladies and they've all decided against it (although one we're still chasing up).
Please pray we will find someone soon.