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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. :)


These look like samurai sword wounds.
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Scars are battle marks. They show that you've won.
I haven't had any surgeries (thankfully) only short visits to hospital due to breathing issues.
Transplants are fine, they help save lives. (Who's against transplants anyways.. )
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generalschrimpf wrote:

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. :)


These look like samurai sword wounds.


I like the way you think ;D


Pean-p wrote:

Scars are battle marks. They show that you've won.
I haven't had any surgeries (thankfully) only short visits to hospital due to breathing issues.
Transplants are fine, they help save lives. (Who's against transplants anyways.. )


I never said anyone is against them, I just asked for thoughts about them. Since I've been on one side, I never thought about the other, and I've gotten good responses from everyone :)

Posted 2/1/15 , edited 2/1/15
I have scars on both my right and left hand from me being dumb and burning myself (accidentally)...

Transplants and surgery is fine, as long as they're doing it to save someone. ^^
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well i don't really care just stay healthy

actually if you don't want to be healthy then you can be unhealthy, who am i to be concerned about other people's health

me, only surgery i had was wisdom teeth. have tiny scar on mouth but no one can see it so i guess it doesn't really count lol.
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What is your take on transplants?
I think they're incredibly useful, kind of a marvel even to this day. Personally, I plan on donating anything usable when I die, though that may be somewhat limited, because..

Have you had any life-changing (or even normal, short, next day release from hospital) surgeries?
Yep - cancer survivor over here. Many surgeries, lots and lots of chemo, so I can't even donate blood right now, much less an organ, even many years after the treatments.

What are your takes on 'scars' that are easily visible, or hardly noticable?
I don't mind mine, though they're all either normally hidden or difficult to see - slash in my upper right chest, long one just under sternum to below my belt line, another slash right side under my belt line, and some small ones on my neck (along with some mostly faded marks from all the chemo IVs). I enjoy making up stories to go with them, really. I know some people hate theirs, or find them embarrassing, so I try to feel people out when discussing them.

And, just as a general thing, I love your attitude! Keep it up!
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MakotoKamui wrote:

What is your take on transplants?
I think they're incredibly useful, kind of a marvel even to this day. Personally, I plan on donating anything usable when I die, though that may be somewhat limited, because..

Have you had any life-changing (or even normal, short, next day release from hospital) surgeries?
Yep - cancer survivor over here. Many surgeries, lots and lots of chemo, so I can't even donate blood right now, much less an organ, even many years after the treatments.

What are your takes on 'scars' that are easily visible, or hardly noticable?
I don't mind mine, though they're all either normally hidden or difficult to see - slash in my upper right chest, long one just under sternum to below my belt line, another slash right side under my belt line, and some small ones on my neck (along with some mostly faded marks from all the chemo IVs). I enjoy making up stories to go with them, really. I know some people hate theirs, or find them embarrassing, so I try to feel people out when discussing them.

And, just as a general thing, I love your attitude! Keep it up!


Positive attitude brings a positive life, my friend. I am also a cancer survivor, my mom gave me her kidney when I was 9, and when I was 13 I got sick and went into the hospital, tests showed spots on my transplanted kidney. But, it was my Moms DNA (the cancer) so I had it removed immediately and I'm 24 now, still livin!
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i think transplant can be a great idea. i actually need a double lung transplant myself. the biggest scar i have one on my right side just below the bra line, it was from the time my doctors had to take out my right upper lobe of my lung. thankfully the scar really light although if i get my transplant though they'll have cut the scar again so hopefully it won't be to bad
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My "battle scar" is more a result of stupidity than anything

About 10 or so years ago, during a slow night at my first job, my manager (who also happens to be the guy who got me into weight training) challenged me to an arm wrestling match.

Now he and I had been arm wrestling off and on since meeting at work so this was nothing new. I was confident that I would be able to beat him since by that time I had become a bit stronger than he was. Anyway, as I was about to pin his arm down, I let go slightly to gather momentum and when I attempted to force his arm down, my humerus snapped. Literally. It sounded like a gun shot. Because he was still trying to force his way up, my arm kinda flew in the opposite direction.

For a few seconds we both wondered what the heck just happened but then the pain started shooting up and down my arm. I clutched it and tried to pop it back in (I thought it was just a dislocated joint or whatever). I was rushed to the hospital, had a steel plate inserted into my arm and screwed to my humerus.

As a result of the surgery I have an 8 inch long scar on my right arm. Funny thing was that at the time, no one noticed that my collarbone also broke, but as you can see in the image below, it definitely was not connected


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What is your take on transplants? I have nothing wrong with transplants. I would actually be willing to donate organs to help save another......though I doubt I would be able to because of my issue. I have Nuerofibromotosis and have tumors all over my body(all are benign) . I have four on my brain, one in my chest, one on my left collar one, one on my muscle on my back, all over my legs, and plenty of other places. However I am in the 1% to where it does not cause any mental or physical disabilities. I may have to research the disease more, but I don't know if I would be allowed to donate if I have the disease.
Have you had any life-changing (or even normal, short, next day release from hospital) surgeries? I've had one surgery before, but it's more personal and don't want to go into it(my disease had nothing to do with it). However I do get a lot of MRIs and CT scans because of my disease. I have wanted to get surgery to get the tumor on my back removed as that is the only one to cause me pain, but the doctor said it wouldn't do any good.
What are your takes on 'scars' that are easily visible, or hardly noticable?' I do not have any scars........yet who knows what will happen in the future. I can be a bit of a klutz so we shall wait and see.
I love how positive you are and your avi fits you perfectly. *Internet Highfive*
I got a lot of respect for you and how you are taking all this.
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Ive had 2 surgeries, one on my chest and one on my knee. Both have faded with time but you can still see both, but no one ever comments on either.

It seems to be the huge scar on my head from being hit with a golf club that everyone always asks about. Every time i go to the salon and get my hair cut someone always asks about it, and I'm forced to tell my very boring story of going to the hospital. I guess 8 stitches are a bigger deal then 2 surgeries lol

I think scars tell a story of what you have come out on top of (unless its bar fights? you shouldn't be doing that!). For me it was a knee surgery for a sports injury and one for my chest to remove a lump that was pressing against my esophagus. Both aren't really that visible because close cover them up, but they will always be there. Im not embarrassed of them, and if anyone asks ill gladly tell you my boring story
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Scars in its own way tells a story, about what you have been through. I don't necessarily think scars are cool, but it does stand as a testament to some of your hardships in life, and I respect that.

I don't have many big scars, but a lot of smaller ones, mostly from stupid things like getting in fights when I was younger. For example one time when a couple of guys I had been rude to jumped me and attacked with a steel bar, got a couple of long scars on my back, almost like lash marks. Luckily, they've almost completely faded away now.

I got two bigger injuries in the army, one was a mistake of another soldier when he threw a grenade too close to me, so I got hit with shrapnel in the back. Had to go in and out of surgery a few times to remove all the small pieces. It wasn't anything too serious, most shrapnel were small things that just left a cosmetic scar, but three or four things could have killed me if it had been a little closer to my organs

Other than that I have gotten a couple of injuries that aren't really visible, like a torn muscle in my left arm, had to do surgery on it.

I think people who are willing to donate organs are extremely selfless and I commend that. I both need and want to keep my organs, so unless someone I am close to needs a transplant, I wouldn't consider donation. I donate blood regularly, and that's pretty much my limit.
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You see, what the world needs is fewer lawyers so find a perfectly healthy young lawyer intern and transplant his whole body onto your head. Discard the old head since it's wasting a perfectly good body.
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Yea I've had a couple surgeries that left a couple noticeable scars but I don't mind. As for transplants, I tried donating one of my kidneys to my grandma who is stage 4 kidney failure. She keeps denying my offers sadly which has led me to sign up to be an organ donor c: I knew someone who was a donor and after he was killed(hit and run :c) his donations saved 5 lives.
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I've never had a surgery, but I do have this one scar on my leg that I can't recall where it came from..
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