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Post Reply Transplants, surgeries, and scars. OH MY!
Posted 2/2/15 , edited 2/2/15
I think scars are kind of neat, they tell a story about someone and what they've lived through. I think it can be a bit more of a delicate subject to those who are more self conscious, but I think it's awesome.

I myself have only been through a very minor surgery with no visible scaring (tonsillectomy) so i'm lucky. However, I do have faint scars from general clutzyness and some others that are a little more distinct. I have an obvious chest scar that i've had since I was little, but it's only about two or three inches long and very thin.

Your scars you could say you got into an epic fight with a velociraptor. XD
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Posted 2/2/15
As far as transplants go, I applaud anyone willing to donate their organs, but I don't know if I'd have the courage to do so myself. At least not while I'm still alive anyway, I am signed up as an organ donor for when I die though since there's no point in letting any usable organs go to waste if they could save someone's life.

I've only had surgery once in my life when I was still a baby, I apparently had surgery to fix a hernia, which led to one of my 3-4 scars (depending on how you count them). There's a small, maybe inch long scar on my lower belly from the hernia surgery, a scar on the back of my head from when I fell off the bed as a toddler and needed stitches, and when I was around maybe five years old our dog bit my hand and left two small scars where his teeth punctured the skin by my thumb on my right hand. The most noticeable scars are the ones on my hand, but even they're really hard to see if you don't know about them.

I'm usually not bothered by seeing other people's scars due to the fact that both of my parents have their fair share of them and I grew up seeing them so it's just a normal thing for me. My mom has a c-section scar from when I was born, as well as fairly large scars on both her legs from knee surgeries she's had in the past and a scar on her forehead from when she was younger and tripped into a car's license plate that cut her pretty badly. Meanwhile, my dad had a scar on one wrist where his hand had been almost completely severed due to a bicycle accident when he was younger (to hear him tell the story at least), a large scar going down the middle of his chest from around 2000 when he had a heart attack and aortic dissection which required emergency surgery, one on his belly that was about four inches long from the same event, and a variety of others that I can't remember the specifics of.
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I had a cosmetic procedure on my chin to remove a mole. They didn't know why exactly it was there and whether it was harmful or not, but it was mainly removed for the reason that it made me feel very uncomfortable and I felt like yearly it was enlarging in size. I remember seeing my mole in a jar after they removed it. Just floatin' around.

As for scarring, I seem to obtain new ones every time I go to the animal shelter. Some cats like to play rough with me and they leave gashes which heal into microscopic scars. Though my most notable has been on the left part of my right wrist. When I was in fourth grade, I tried shaving with a razor for the first time on my own. In the process, I opened about a half inch worth of skin, which started bleeding profusely. I was not enthused. Many of the other scars I've obtained have over the years faded. I used to self harm so I have ones on my arms still, fading from age, but still under the right light visible, scars on my legs from my annual trips to the beach, where I was bitten by sand fleas to disgusting degrees. I used to also obtain them from being an extremely klutzy kid. I constantly fell off my bike, at one point I almost swerved into a stop sign.
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Posted 2/2/15

mochioa wrote:

I think scars are kind of neat, they tell a story about someone and what they've lived through. I think it can be a bit more of a delicate subject to those who are more self conscious, but I think it's awesome.

I myself have only been through a very minor surgery with no visible scaring (tonsillectomy) so i'm lucky. However, I do have faint scars from general clutzyness and some others that are a little more distinct. I have an obvious chest scar that i've had since I was little, but it's only about two or three inches long and very thin.

Your scars you could say you got into an epic fight with a velociraptor. XD


We've all got those 'clumsyness' scars hahaha you should see my hand, cooking/general living has done me in xD
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Posted 2/3/15
When I was four, I played with some matches and got my face burned. The scars on my face covered about 1% of skin (i.e. about the same size of the skin on your palm). About 10 years after my parents allowed me to see a doctor that said he could reduce the visibility of the scars by using laser technology. The treatment did nothing and my face was burned for a second time. Few years after I went into to treatment were I had some of the scarred skin surgically removed and stretched. Today the scars on the right of my face is less noticeable as you can only see the scar of the surgery, my side however is still more scarred. I don't like smiling as much because I'm reminded of the scar tissue deep within my cheeks.

If you want my thoughts on this then I just have to say that be careful of any alternative procedures and go with treatments that are sure to bring results.
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Posted 2/19/15 , edited 2/19/15
Skin is a seamless organ, like a fine cloth protecting valuable assets. Any burn, injury, or other trauma, such as surgery, can cause a scar.Now a scar isn't bad if it's small or in a location that's easy to conceal.Scarring is a natural part of the healing process after an injury.





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Posted 2/20/15 , edited 2/20/15
I have a few, only one that can actually be seen (not covered in clothing.) It's on my thumb, I got it when I held something while my brother was cutting it. he slipped and the knife went right into my thumb. thinking back, I was an idiot for trusting my brother to handle a knife
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Posted 2/20/15
Kudos to the people who donate organs for transplant patients :3

The only surgery scars I have are when I had my wisdom teeth removed. When I had my tonsils removed a few years ago, I kept looking for scars in my mouth and I cant tell if there's any :/

I think scars are a part of us, some scars are bad. My body is covered with scars from training back in the day, doing stupid things, cat scratches/bites, and battles with cooking in the kitchen
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Posted 2/20/15
I've only had two surgeries (I'm not counting wisdom teeth removal as a surgery). The first surgery was on my back. I had cancerous cells from a mole removal, so they needed to go in and remove all of the cancerous cells. I've got a very thin scar that's about 2 inches long on my back, but it's not that noticeable unless you go looking for it. My second surgery was laser lithotripsy on a kidney stone that I was unable to pass on my own. So, I don't have a scar from that one since they just blasted the stone with a laser and removed pieces of it.

But, as other people have mentioned, scars tell stories. Aside from the scar on my back from the first surgery mentioned above, I just have a small scar on one of my toes from when a spark flew off of a sparkler and hit my toe (I was 5 years old and was wearing flip flops while playing with sparklers, big mistake). I think those are the only two scars that I have.
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Posted 2/20/15 , edited 2/20/15
Closest thing I've gotten to surgery is tooth fillings.

I don't have many scars since I've always had decent luck, my wisdom teeth aren't going crazy, and I was never one to do things that are too stupid. I do have a few from stupid things but they are small and well-healed.

I don't think the sensation in the tip of my left index finger is coming back, though. I nearly severed the fingertip once when I was preparing food and not paying attention. I cut a nerve so it didn't really hurt. It also healed well so it's not very visible but it's permanently numb. I attribute my decent skin to the lack of sun exposure. I don't find my sun allergy a hindrance most of the time. It has helped me.


Implants that aren't purely for aesthetic purposes seem okay to me. Necessary aesthetic implants are permissible. I'm not really receptive of things like women with B cups getting implants to become DDs, and I don't like when someone looks fine and decides to plump their lips up like a clown's. Then, again, people should be allowed to do that even if I don't like it. I just personally don't see a purpose in doing those types of things.
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Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/22/15

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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.


I have the scar on my nose and doctor suggested that it can be remove with the help of surgery. So, what all precautions you have taken before and after the surgery?

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Posted 3/23/15 , edited 3/23/15
What is your take on transplants? Sounds fine, I would be a organ donor if it didn't require me going to the DMV for a new license.

Have you had any life-changing (or even normal, short, next day release from hospital) surgeries? I had one when I was 4 years old. I think my leg was backed into a wall by a vehicle and I was told I was in shock, I don't remember it very well and the only surgery I remember is after a wreck my arm, leg, and head were all bleeding badly.

What are your takes on 'scars' that are easily visible, or hardly noticable?'
I hate my scars and I do everything I can to make them less visible I have a few from wrecks and a few self inflicted from years of emotional stress, the ones from wrecks are the ones I hate the most and I've been bleaching areas on my skin to make the self inflcited darker scars lighter and less noticeable.
Posted 3/23/15 , edited 3/23/15
I had my cheek bitten by a dog when I was a kid, again with my leg with a different dog, slipped down a tree had a gash halfway down my thigh,had my hand shot by a modified blowdart aka a nail, split my scalp on a playground when I failed to duck down fast enough on a beam.

The leg needed stitches, the head got staples, hand go infected and swelled up had to get it cut open and drained but no stitches, the dog bite on the leg had a few stitches. All of em left scars.
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Posted 3/23/15 , edited 3/23/15
I have scars upon scars.This is not surprising and desirable considering the apparent finality of the alternative.Four orthopedic surgeries in the last 7 years have added to what is hopefully a continuing to grow collection.
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Posted 3/23/15

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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. :)


Hey if you need any advice or anything, my mom's been through two kidney transplants.
As for my opinion, I wish more people were donors. The process is very hard and is very stressful. There's so many layers to getting a transplant and even getting on the list for a transplant....not only for the transplant patient, but for the donor as well.
I've had complex ankle/foot surgeries myself, and some nurses/doctors are good...some bad. It's more frustrating when you have to keep going back for surgery.
Scars are awesome. I'm proud of them. They're a reminder of where I've been and how I've proved people wrong. Scars tell a story and I know all of them.
Lol I do miss the staple scars because it looked cool. I'm honestly sad to see some of my scars fade.

Best of luck to you~

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