Now not many people would be game enough at age 48 to be baring their skin to the public, but I figured if celebrities could do it - so could I.
Before I went into hospital, I asked Elizabeth to take a photo of my belly, a little fat, but not too bad - no road maps.
Knowing that he was doing a transverse scar I expected one around 5 - 10cm, but this huge 20cm was even a shock for me.
Thank you everyone. My first step on this journey has begun, and now I am building strength for the next step. One I know I will deal with no matter what - I have too much to do in life and life has too much for me to enjoy.
So with a smile and JOY in my heart I am recovering slowly and healing.