My Scars

So if you’re about to have this surgery, you might really want to know what will my scars look like? Here are my scars labeled for you. I’m sure everyone is a bit different. I had very few complications and haggled my surgeon to try and keep the big incision small. This was taken 4 months and ~ 2 weeks post op.

4 months post op

Have a good evening.

8 thoughts on “My Scars

  1. Hey Marne,
    I found your website on the “no stomach for cancer” support website. My grandma, my dad and my sister passed away from gastric cancer about 20 years ago and this week I went in to get my genetics test at Stanford University to see if I have the CDH1 gene. If I come up positive then I’ll be rolling stomach free like you. Thanks for your blogs, its so encouraging for me to see that I could go back to a “new normal” life including triathlons and you know… food, after the surgery. I’ll keep you posted on the results, but just wanted to say thank you! You have a new follower! Thanks again.
    -Steve Dang

    • Hi Steve,

      Thanks for the comment. I’ll be praying for you to come back negative for the CDH1 mutation. If not, it’ll still be ok. 🙂


  2. Hey Marne,
    Thanks again for your prayers and your willingness to share this journey! I just wanted to give you an update on my own test results and I did come up positive on my CDH1 test with massive amounts of gene “deletion” in my genetics test so it looks like I’ll be on this journey with you! I was encouraged to read that you did your first 10K so soon after surgery! It gives me a lot of hope that I’ll be able to return to triathlons at some point post-surgery.

    • Hi Steve,
      Sorry to hear you came back positive. We’ll be praying for your surgery. You’ll have to let me know when your surgery gets scheduled for. You’ll be back to triathlons before you know it!

  3. Hi Marne,

    I stumbled across your blog and find it very fascinating. I am a registered dietitian at Johns Hopkins Hospital and I going to present at a conference on diet management after TG. I am wondering if I can use some of your pictures in this post at a conference of how a body looks like after having a TG & some of the pictures of food you have ate. Please let me know if I can use them, I will certainly quote your blog and encourage people to visit!


    • Hi Evelyn,

      You can use my blog and its photos. I created this blog so others could hopefully learn from my experiences. I’m sorry I haven’t added any posts lately. I’ve just been so busy!

      Good luck at your conference!! And two thumbs up to Dr Paul Mansfield, my fabulous surgeon.


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