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The First Cut is the Deepest (Sharlene)

Age: 43
Number of pregnancies/births: 3/3
Ages of children: 19 years, 30 months and one year

I always wanted more children than the one perfect daughter God had given me – but thought I was done, because my life hadn’t “gone that way”. So I had my tubes tied when she was 10. I woke up from surgery and sobbed for hours; I think my subconscious knew I had made a mistake. Fast forward 3 years, and all of a sudden my perfect mate came back into my life, someone I had known since elementary school and had dated briefly. We moved in together, bought a house and got engaged. He had never had children, and I knew he needed to experience it. We talked and talked, then at age 39 I had a tubal reversal, which was performed like a c-section. My surgeon was very skilled, but left me with a ridiculous scar, part of which was a bad burn caused by a mistake with a cauterizing tool. Now four years later, I have THREE perfect daughters and wear my scar with pride! Ironic though, that all three births were vaginal with not even a visible stretch mark to show for them.

in Belly, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions, Surgical Scar (Non-Cesarean), Tubal reversal

4 comments… add one

  • shakti Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 5:07 pm

    how beautiful life is! right when we think we know something, we are yet again surprised by the universe. bless you, the love of your life and your three perfect daughters. for the scar, you might look into topical castor oil packs for healing.

  • Megan Sunday, May 26, 2013, 4:58 pm

    Funny how life works, you escape one thing just to deal with another! I would wear that scar with pride to! It’s on a slender, flat belly and because of it you were blessed with two additional daughters!

  • Sarah Monday, May 27, 2013, 11:07 pm

    That mark now stands for a new beginning and a continuation of a growing family. What a beautiful scar you have!

  • beckelee Thursday, March 6, 2014, 3:30 pm

    May I ask who your doctor was that performed your surgery?

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