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Offline Snoopy

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Scars?
« on: July 09, 2013, 05:40:17 PM »
    I know there was a very long thread, a while back, about what kinds of scars people had. 
    But I was wondering if other people's scars go away?  Recently, I happened to be at a dermatologist for something, and decided while there to ask the doc when my scar (about 3 cm, from the navel down) would heal (my surgery was almost 2 years ago).  He took a look and said that I'd have the scar as long as I live.
     I can't say it makes too much difference to me (I don't model for a living), but I was a little surprised. Is this true for everybody else?
        Be well, Snoopy

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Re: Scars?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 07:50:32 AM »
Dear Snoopy,

After two years I can see mine, but it doesn't bother me at all.  I only had stitches, no staples. 

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Re: Scars?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 08:47:50 AM »
Hi, Elephant!
  Thanks for the response.  Actually, my many staple holes have gone away, though I still have the vertical scar and the four "port-hole" puncture wounds (which at this point look like [oddly-aligned] mosquito bites). 
   None of this bothers me at all, except, come to think of it, I have to remember not to go swimming in front of my parents or brother, who know nothing of my surgery.
      Be well, Snoopy

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Re: Scars?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 07:09:22 PM »
Dear Snoopy,
      I have the big 10-inch scar from the open proceedure, but it has been getting less visible each year. 11 years now, and now it can just barely be noticed.
     Just to add for future donors who are concerned about the scars: some time back a couple of potential donors talked about the possibility of having a cosmetic surgery specialist present to do the final closing-up, in order to use special scar-reducing skills. Apparently such an added service would have to be paid out-of-pocket as it would not be part of a usual donation surgery. i don't know if anyone ever went through with this, but a potential donor who is very concrned about scars might perhaps want to look into this possibility.
     best wishes,
         Fr. Pat
     

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Re: Scars?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 01:43:18 AM »
Dear Fr. Pat,
  Thank you for your reply.  First, I am very impressed by a 10-inch scar!  Second, it's nice to know that it may fade.  Good luck with yours, Snoopy

 

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