I have a male friend who has a scar from the bottom of his abdomen, up past the belly button, and a few inches further, from colon cancer. They stapled it shut. He was in terrible pain
the operation, the scar was ugly, he was not a happy camper. But after a similar recovery period, as is predicted for you, the discomfort went away and the scar is barely visible. He is older, and his stomach muscles are not as strong as they were, possibly from the op.