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Jessie's Journey

I'm a wife, I've got my two children, we live a pretty quiet life at home but it's my best life.

It really started with my pregnancy with our son almost five years ago. I put on a lot of weight and it didn't bother me, I was just loving being pregnant with our son and we so wanted him.

After he was born, I had postnatal depression with my son. I just felt really isolated and super low but I couldn't… I couldn’t say why.

I feel like I've got a brand new life and a whole new lifestyle. I've got a better version of myself that I'm happy with and that's all right. It's alright to be me.

Jessie

I come from a really beautiful family so I couldn't connect with my mind and what I was seeing. It didn't make sense to me. I found myself kind of hiding away and not really getting involved with the kid's activities.

I just started walking… telegraph pole to telegraph pole and then it became a block and then, a couple of blocks, and then I could run! I started really liking myself and the energy that I had again, but I still couldn't do some of the activities with my children, I would avoid swimming.

I didn't even think it was really an option, plastic surgery. I'm not from the city we're from a country town. Who gets plastic surgery around here you know? But I booked a consultation and that was probably the best step.

Since I've had the surgery, I've become a qualified learn-to-swim teacher, I can swim with my children, I can wear a bikini. I've not only become a better mother to my children, but I feel like I'm a happier wife that my husband deserves. I didn't realise how much I was hiding away and not participating in things I would get really bad social anxiety, but now I just want to go places and I feel complete.

I feel like I've got a brand new life and a whole new lifestyle. I've got a better version of myself that I'm happy with and that's all right. It's alright to be me.

That's my story.