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Post Reply Transplants, surgeries, and scars. OH MY!
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HELLO CRUNCHYROLL WORLD!

My name is Christopher Shimp. I am currently a patient undergoing dialysis care, 3 times a week, due to Stage 5 Kidney Failure (End Stage Renal Disease). And I've got a couple of important questions...

What is your take on transplants?

Have you had any life-changing (or even normal, short, next day release from hospital) surgeries?

What are your takes on 'scars' that are easily visible, or hardly noticable?'

I always get a lot of different answers, but most are common. Below, I will take a couple of snapshots of scars that I have.

WARNING : GRAPHIC IMAGES, NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! SCARS INCLUDED; STOMACH, LITTLE BIT OF GROIN, AND ARM. CLICK AT OWN RISK.




As you can probably see from the photos, I have been through a HELL of a lot. But, the point of this post it, DON'T LET THE SMALL THINGS SLOW YOU DOWN.

If you need someone to talk to personally, feel free to message me directly. :)
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It's not something I would call appealing, and typically I find it highly annoying when people get body modifications when they don't need it. In your case, it's understandable. There's literally nothing you could do about it, and even if you didn't need those, I wouldn't hold it against you anyways lol. I'm open to all people, whether I like their body or not.
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"WARNING : GRAPHIC IMAGES, NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! SCARS INCLUDED; STOMACH, LITTLE BIT OF GROIN, AND ARM. CLICK AT OWN RISK."

lol, that crakced me up.

It's not that bad. Looks pretty badass even.

When I was a lot younger I had to get stitches across my head because of something that had happened.
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I think transplants are a great idea. What I find is a problem is the whole donation issue. I'm not quite sure all health systems are trustworthy in dealing with donations.

Scar wise I've only had day surgery under a local anaesthetic. I had a swollen gland in my neck removed. It didn't take long and all I got to show for it was a regular stick plaster/band aid. I did ask to see the removed gland. My friend said she'd be too queasy to look at body bits but apparently I'm not. The scar is less than an inch. I mostly forget about it and no one notices it.

The other scar I have is from an accident when I was a child. I'd accidentally sat on a broken dining chair that we'd been told to avoid. Since the seat was loose I fell through and the metal L shaped brackets ripped open the back of one of my legs. I must of made it worse scrambling out of the chair before anyone could see my stupidity. I was around 7. I got out and tried to hide it because grandparents are strict and did give out spankings for disobedience. As a sat trying to look like nothing happened blood trickled down so I had to own up that something was amiss and then the pain hit.

Grandmother is a nurse so she said she wasn't going to waste time going to hospital with me. She got out some thread and a needle boiled it up and asked grandfather to hold me down so she could stitch me up. She never bothered with painkillers. I screamed mostly because of being held down and not being able to see what was happening plus I felt every time the needle went in and the thread going through. I also wanted my mother but she was not there. I had days off school then went to school with a big bandage on my leg. My teacher cried when she saw me. Then there was the pain of having the darn stitches removed. The scar shrunk as I grew older so now it's two inches long and half an inch wide. It used to be around 4 inches long. It's behind me knee so no one notices.
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severticas wrote:

"WARNING : GRAPHIC IMAGES, NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! SCARS INCLUDED; STOMACH, LITTLE BIT OF GROIN, AND ARM. CLICK AT OWN RISK."

lol, that crakced me up.

It's not that bad. Looks pretty badass even.

When I was a lot younger I had to get stitches across my head because of something that had happened.


haha I'm glad I could get a laugh ^_^ But it was necessary to include cause, y'know, lawsuits...
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Transplants.. I say kudos to those with the sense of charity to donate their own organs so that others might live. To be honest I'm not sure that's something I could bring myself to do for most people, let alone a stranger.

I have had surgery once, though it wasn't a major operation, was able to go home the same day.

I've always been kind of proud of my scars, although none are so impressive as yours. Apart from the surgical scar, I'm littered with lots of little scars from when I was younger and dumber. Never broke a bone, but I was always dragging myself home bleeding from something when I was a kid.

If scars bother you, I'm pretty sure plastic surgeons can do a lot to minimize or remove them but, as far as I'm concerned, if people freak out about your scars that much then screw'em. They're shallow and not worth your time.
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I've had two surgeries. One on my ear, and one on my hand.

Scar wise, I've got a lot in random places from dumb shit.
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Transplants are not my business till they become my business. xP If you need it done, you need it done.

Ive had a lot of 'close-call' surgeries where i was kinda on the fence. xP But not because of the surgery itself, it was what i did. lol. Surgeries are good, hardly ever do they go wrong.

Ive got a couple of small scars. 1 is visible at all times, the other 2 are under my shirt and one of them is recent. XP
Since they're a little bit small, they make for great stories of me getting shot protecting one of my friends. At least thats what i tell the girls
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I was hit by a car 5 years ago, my right arm totally snapped in half.I was scarred up, but didn't feel immense pain the first day.The next, I felt the pain in my entire body.I had humerus rod surgery a week later, the inserted a metal rod in the bone to hold it together while it heals. In terms of scarring, its really nothing compared to yours . 3 big scars with little staple mark scars around them at the shoulder and one one above the elbow. Surgery felt worse then getting hit by the car and my body had to get use to the foreign object(titanium rod). The bone healed in a month and the arm was fully functional in 3 month. It was funny because I was hit a week after my college spring semester started and healed a week before the fall one. I looked just like normal and my friends were like "hows summer"?I said "got hit by a car,but other than that...." ,lol...No real complaints from me.
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I broke my right ankle 13 years ago and it was serious enough to require two surgeries. It left a minimal scar afterwards, about 2 1/2 inches long. The story behind it is pretty lame. I stepped in a gopher hole while running and all my weight fell forward thus snapping my ankle bone in half. That's the extent of my scars really. Unless you count the one on my stomach where I peeled off a chicken pox as a kid lol.
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If it has to be done it has to be done. I won't judge. Myself I have a few scars from some outpatient procedure including an ankle ligament repair but all of them are barely noticeable and smaller than 2". They glued it all back rather than using stitches or staples. My other scars are from a knee injury where it was scraped down to the bone and a line across my left calf where I was cut by some string.

I'm going to throw in a word for this guy ( http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-david-elias-2ktx2 ) since he did an excellent repair job where some other doctors were telling me I wouldn't be able to run again.
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I have a scar on my forehead ever since it was slashed open unfortunately. Had a bit of amnesia from the trauma. The scar kinda looks like Harry Potter's lol
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iriomote wrote:

Transplants.. I say kudos to those with the sense of charity to donate their own organs so that others might live. To be honest I'm not sure that's something I could bring myself to do for most people, let alone a stranger.

I have had surgery once, though it wasn't a major operation, was able to go home the same day.

I've always been kind of proud of my scars, although none are so impressive as yours. Apart from the surgical scar, I'm littered with lots of little scars from when I was younger and dumber. Never broke a bone, but I was always dragging myself home bleeding from something when I was a kid.

If scars bother you, I'm pretty sure plastic surgeons can do a lot to minimize or remove them but, as far as I'm concerned, if people freak out about your scars that much then screw'em. They're shallow and not worth your time.


HAHA! Same here, never a broken bone! But 2 transplants (onto my third), a rare disease *due to dialysis* that required scar tissue removal, and other procedures. But at least no broken bones xD


Kingzoro02 wrote:

Transplants are not my business till they become my business. xP If you need it done, you need it done.

Ive had a lot of 'close-call' surgeries where i was kinda on the fence. xP But not because of the surgery itself, it was what i did. lol. Surgeries are good, hardly ever do they go wrong.

Ive got a couple of small scars. 1 is visible at all times, the other 2 are under my shirt and one of them is recent. XP
Since they're a little bit small, they make for great stories of me getting shot protecting one of my friends. At least thats what i tell the girls :)


hahaha it's always funny to see a reaction. I usually tell girls I fell out of a plane while skydiving and my chute didn't deploy, or I got attacked by a shark (which is a true fear of mine.....) but in the end I come clean and we become friendly :P




Fmp786 wrote:

I have a scar on my forehead ever since it was slashed open unfortunately. Had a bit of amnesia from the trauma. The scar kinda looks like Harry Potter's lol


If it looks like that, then you should get all the ladies. ;D Well, all the fantasy girls... (not made up, I mean ones into fantasy... Okay, I'll be off now...)

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