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Scars, we have them

April 5, 2011 - Cindy Votruba
I was just reading a thread about incision scars on the Adults With Congenital Heart Disease Association's message board. One of the posters was talking about using Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil on her newest scar (just had surgery 6 weeks ago). She is one who seems to "fret" about the appearance of the scar. Now I've had mine for more than seven years. It's a bit keloid toward the bottom, but I don't show off that part to the general public. The top part of the scar is light pink and think. It's barely noticeable if I wear a lower-cut shirt. Heck, I can usually tell a change in the weather by my scar. I did try a type of cream once on it, smelled like cocoa. In fact, I swear I smelled like a chocolate bar. I only tried this massage technique by using a pencil eraser once. It kinda squicked me out. So I live with the scar. I'm not crazy about getting injections to reduce it, surgery to make it basically disappear or spending x amount of dollars on a scar treatment or cream. It's a part of me and will be for years to come.


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