(Closed) Scars?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I have 2 c-section scars, nobody ever sees them except SO. I have a little pooch, so standing up I can’t even see them lol! I like those because I got my kiddos when I got those scars. I have one next to my right eye from an ATV wreck when I was 5, I had to wear an eye patch to school, it was awful. Now that I’m older it just looks like a wrinkle. And one on my thigh where I accidentally stabbed myself with a pencil. Not my finest moment 😛

Post # 32
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1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

I have a 3 inch scar across half the front of my neck from my spinal surgery. I had a badly slipped and raptured disk in my spine that was impacting my spinal cord so I had to have it removed and replaced with an implant or I would have gone completely paralyzed from the neck down. Basically my surgeon said “it could be 2 weeks or 3 years but it will eventually happen if we don’t fix it”. It was scary knowing that the biggest risk with the surgery was the same outcome of course but it was very successful and I am fully recovered today.

To me it’s a constant reminder of how fragile life can be and how we take so much for granted. I am so grateful to the doctors that “fixed” me. Especially when I hug and play with my son (who was born just over a year after the surgery) as I know I came so close to never being able to do that.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  MrsGo.
Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Ugh, so many scars. They’re almost all from cancer treatment, so I’d rather have the scars than the alternative.. but honestly, I don’t really carry them with pride. I’m pretty used to them, so I’m not always aware of them, but they’re not a badge of honor to me. They just make me sad.

I have two puckered scars on my chest from central lines, a good deal of stretch marks from prolonged steroid use (I think my forearms are the only place untouched by stretch marks), a big purple gash on my leg from a fall, a long keloid from a shoulder replacement, and lots of burn scars from when I worked as a baker. Various other small, white marks from when I had shingles or from two other small joint surgeries, but I barely notice them in the sea of stretch marks!

I don’t usually get so down about them. I’m getting a little self-conscious with my wedding being only two weeks away!

Post # 34
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125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

MrsGo:  What an inspiring story! I’m so glad to hear that you’re doing well!

Post # 35
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1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

heylisten:  Thank you. 🙂

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I have over 26 keloids all over my body.  An old friend once told me, “no one pays attention to your scars except you.”  From that point on, I stopped focusing on them.  Do you see any in my photo? 😉

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