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Diastasis/Umbilical Hernia Repair Surgery: The Procedure

After four years of attempting to close my abdominal diastasis on my own through physical therapy and stretching and upping my vitamin intake and all sorts of random tactics (including ingesting beef collagen…), I finally decided to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon last October; in all those years I had seen minimal and … Continue reading

Diastasis/Umbilical Hernia Repair: Post-Surgery Photo Log
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Diastasis/Umbilical Hernia Repair: Post-Surgery Photo Log

When people ask me if the surgery to repair my abdominal diastasis and umbilical hernia was worth it, I occasionally hesitate. The recovery is far from easy, the scar spans the entire width of my abdomen, and I still am dealing with minor little niggles here and there (incision itching, skin and muscle tightness, abdominal pain and … Continue reading

Why I Wasn't A Winner: Choking, Mark Allen, Pain & The Jonah Complex
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Why I Wasn't A Winner: Choking, Mark Allen, Pain & The Jonah Complex

I think Mark Allen is my new hero, mostly because I’ve just discovered he’s sort of my racing doppelganger…Don’t get it twisted, I’m talking about his pre-triathlon days, back when he was just a semi-decent swimmer; I am NOT referring to his tenure as triathlon demigod, lol. And even at that, I’m not talking about … Continue reading