Post # 1
Wow, this is a little embarrassing, but here goes…
Yesterday afternoon, the FH and I were enjoying a little Sunday “afternoon delight”. We have a shelving unit attached to the back of our bed, and we bumped it hard enough to knock down the crappy metal reading lamp we have on the shelf. Well, it landed right on the bridge of my nose and lacerated it pretty bad. Blood started pouring down my face and I was crying and laughing at the same time, all whilst still sans clothes. It was a ridiculous sight I imagine.
So fast forward an hour and FH and I were at the ER. They were able to use skin adhesive glue to glue the laceration together. But, now I have a huge purple gash across the very MIDDLE of my face. And its all shiny with super glue.
And my wedding is in just over 3 months. I am going to see a plastic surgeon this week but I am so worried I am going to have this big purple scar!
Ugh, this is so TYPICAL of the ridiculous bullsh*t that happens to me! I knows its kind of funny, but I am a bit traumatised. And our engagement photos are next month!
Post # 3
Oh, that’s horrible! But the good thing is that with makeup, you should be able to cover it up pretty well, if not all the way!! At least you have a few months to test out different foundations. Have you had a makeup trial, yet? If you are planning on one, see how well she can cover up the cut. I bet with a good quality foundation, nobody will notice it!! 🙂
Post # 4
Ugh that SUCKS! I stabbed myself with a knife taking the pit out of an avocado the day before our e-pics. My left hand of course…. Last month I managed to get second degree burns on my face the night before a baby shower I was hosting. Ya, I’m not that coordinated… SO my best advice is that after it’s scabbed over, start rubbing PURE vitamin E on that bad boy. It’ll really help get rid of any scarring and redness. I did that for my burns and it made a HUGE difference. The nurse also said the bit of discolouration I still have on my forehead will go away in the summer once I get some sun. I rub vitamin E on twice a day though. It’s really sticky and gross, but it’s worth it. You can also get Vitamin E creams, but they’re not pure, so I don’t use them as often.
Post # 5
makeup makeup makeup will help hide any issues you may have 🙂
Post # 6
i’m trying not to laugh because that sucks so much!!! once it starts healing a bit you should be able to cover it with makeup – it’ll be okay!
Post # 7
I also agree with the other girls, when I really want to hide it, I put on moisturizer, then my foundation, then concealer, and lock it all in with pressed powder. You can’t see it at all when I do that.
Post # 8
If it isn’t 100% healed by the time you do your e-pics you can talk to your photographer about photoshopping it out! And I am sure it will be healed up by your wedding. Otherwise, make-up magic and more photoshop! lol
Post # 9
I second the Vitamin E. I put my front two teeth through my upper lip when I was thirteen. The Vitamin E can work wonders.
Do not pick at it-no matter what! And make sure you ALWAYS where sunscreen since that spot will burn much quicker since it is new skin.
The good news is that glue should scar a lot less than stitches.
Post # 10
I was in a bad car accident a few years ago and had 36 stitches in my face (done by a plastic surgeon). I have almost no scar at all anymore and within 8-10 weeks it was practically unoticeable. STAY OUT OF THE SUN!! Wear a hat if you have to, but keep the sun off of your face. Use gentle leansers and moisturize well and often. When it comes time for the wedding, it should be healed anough that a bit of primer and some concealer underneath your foundation will do just fine and you’ll look stunning!
Best of luck to you!
Post # 11
Ouch!! Call your photographer definitely! They should be able to photoshop it in your engagement pics. Hopefully, any bruising/swelling will be minimal in 3 mo, but a good make-up artist will help.
Post # 12
I agree about the VItamin E, and make sure you work with the doctor to make sure they put it back together with the least amount of scarring. My sister got elbowed during a cheerleading event her senior year and her tooth went right through her top lip and split it open almost to her nose. She had a woman doctor who stitched it from the inside out so you couldn’t see it as much. That was 3 years ago, and now there’s only a faint white line there that you can barely see, and if no one knew about it they probably couldn’t even see it
Post # 13
Thank you ladies for the advice! The ER doctor also recommended putting Vitamin E from the capsules on the cut everyday after the glue degrades. I will definitely be doing that! And NO SUN! Or SPF 70 on the bad boy.
I think makeup will probably be fine for the wedding, but I am still worried about all the showers, e-pics, etc. I super-heart my photographer, and I know she can help with the e-pics. For the other wedding related occasions I will try makeup too!
I just feel so ridiculous!! I told my parents my cat knocked the lamp over . So embarrassing!
My plastic surgeon said there is not a whole lot we can do after the first 12 hours, but that once the glue comes off we will have a better idea of how much scarring there could be.
And on a side note, my FH not only threw the lamp out, he broke it in the driveway first. He was so mad at it, lol.
Post # 14
I had a dog scratch my neck and it was deep enough that i had to go to the ER. They used the glue to keep it shut instead of using stiches. After it healed i used some of that scar zone cream on it to lighten the scar, got it from Walmart. It helped a lot.
Post # 15
Ohhh no!! While that’s an entertaining story, I totally feel for you! 🙁
I second what PPs have said about Vitamin E. Also, double check with your photographer to see if they can edit your photos to take out any blemishes. The body has a remarkable way of healing itself, so hopefully you will be fully healed before your big day!
Post # 16
OMG This is my biggest nightmare – I’m going to wear gloves (my cat is in a biting and scratching phase) the month before the wedding, because I’m terrified of having scars on my hands 🙁
I’m sure you’ll heal fine if you follow what your doctor and the PP’s said…you still have plenty of time 🙂