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For 16 yr. old KH w/open heart surgery scar

For 16 yr. old KH w/open heart surgery scar

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Posted by Anon on September 10, 2000 at 20:51:25:

Hello, I've never visited this board before but your post caught my eye for some reason. How sad for those people who responded to your post and suggested some kind of makeup cover up for you. They say that every scar tells a story (how true!) and that they give character (also true!) Cherish your scar and be happy than you can. From what you went thru it sounds like it was a very complicated ordeal. If your worried that it's noticeable or that you feel self concious about it - DON'T. It would be a waste of time on your part. When my brother was a kid he had to have surgery ASAP for a ruptured appendix or else he would have died. He was about 12 and skinny as a toothpick. When the stitches came out it didn't look to bad. He is now 35 and I must say since he "filled out" that scar is hideous looking. He laughs about it and makes jokes. He calls it his "snake". (His surgery was more complex becuase the appendix did rupture and they had to open him further than normal). His significant other LOVES the thing! Go figure. He's alway bare chested and yes people do ask "what happened". His reply is that his "snake tried to escape"! LOL (He has a very dry sense of humour) What I'm trying to say is that that scar is now a part of your life. It's there for a reason and I sincerely hope that you will treat it as a part of you and not hide it. It's not meant to be hidden. I wish the best health for you in the coming years!

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