Immediately post the first surgery when the surgeons had no choice but to remove the infected tissue and hope they had got it all. 

Ro and my Mum were shown these devastating images not long after the first surgery had been performed. 

Below left shows when the skin grafts had first been applied. Skin was taken from my thighs and applied to my torso. 

Below right shows the piece of pig skin which was used to replace the lost peritoneum (the tissue that holds the bowel in place).