I am a 22 year old girl who has Gastroschisis and I can. Not stress how much I hate my scar. I hate my body and quiet frankly it depresses me. I have been diagnosed with depression because of it and in al honestly, I would like to talk to someone who was born with it as well.
beatlesfan1992 beatlesfan1992
18-21, F
2 Responses Aug 16, 2014

I'm now in my 30's with Gastroschisis and have disliked my scar my whole life too. I've never met anyone else who has had Gastroschisis so I never really thought about finding others to talk to about my condition. I'm lucky to have married my H.S. sweetheart who totally could care less about the scar, which makes things a lot easier. I've had two beautiful and healthy babies. Both pregnancies went very well for me and I didn't really have any pain regarding the scar tissue. I think when I was younger I used to wish I could wear bikinis or not have to worry about people seeing my scar if my shirt lifted up a little bit, but now my scar is somewhat of a badge of honor. It's like a reminder of everything I've been through and not only survived, but thrived.

I'm 23 male who feels exactly what you're going through although I have not been diagnosed with depression I'm sure I could be I ******* hate it