RE:Scar from Open Heart Surgery

My wife and I both had open heart surgery. Her scar is worse than mine. Its never been an issue wherever we go

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I am closer to my 71st birthday than my 70th and am grateful for the nine inch scar on my right knee. That scar enables me to resume some activities that had become too painful for me. I am back to walking without a limp and can do it briskly, I've done bike rides of 20 miles since my June surgery, and can climb ladders and stairs again with both legs instead of just the left for pulling me up to the next step. I also tend to get keloids and my body is full of them. Cuts and scrapes that occurred over 60 years ago are prominent and I've never had anybody point and laugh. Wear that scar with pride not embarrassment.

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I'm going to sort of disagree abut that statement.I don't think anyone will think any less of soneome for having a scar, but they will wonder the cause for it, and something as obvious as a open heart surgery scar will probably give them some concern for their health.Some people might mention it and/or ask about it. Others might just ignore it. Having said that, it's no different then seeing someone drive up in a blue car when most of the cars are silver. It's different, but not something to be embarrassed or concerned about.

I didn't mean to imply that people wouldn't be curious, just that it wasn't going to be a deal closer for any form of friendship developing or that they were going to be shunned because of it. I have what was once a very noticeable scar down the length of my upper right arm (After several sunburns and peelings, it is significantly less noticeable these days). I even mentioned that I had considered getting a zipper tattoo to give it some flare.


John aka cobeachbum

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I'm going to sort of disagree abut that statement.I don't think anyone will think any less of soneome for having a scar, but they will wonder the cause for it, and something as obvious as a open heart surgery scar will probably give them some concern for their health.Some people might mention it and/or ask about it. Others might just ignore it. Having said that, it's no different then seeing someone drive up in a blue car when most of the cars are silver. It's different, but not something to be embarrassed or concerned about.I didn't mean to imply that people wouldn't be curious, just that it wasn't going to be a deal closer for any form of friendship developing or that they were going to be shunned because of it. I have what was once a very noticeable scar down the length of my upper right arm (After several sunburns and peelings, it is significantly less noticeable these days). I even mentioned th at I had considered getting a zipper tattoo to give it some flare.John aka cobeachbum

Exactly. As you have mentioned. There are treatment for scars for a reason, and million of people used those procedures because most people dont like scars, we must be realistic and know that no one desires them. Another different thing is that sometimes we get them and life has to continue and we need to accept our bodies with the imperfections as well.

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My beautiful wife has a scar from a surgery called a Whipple. The scar starts on one side of her belly lower than the belly button, goes up 6-8 inches, goes all the way across to the other side of her belly and back down 6-8 inches. No one really pays any attention and if it is noticed we tease and say its her shark bite before saying its from surgery. Its a life battle scar worn with honor.

I love the shark bite answer. Reminds me of a friend who broke her knee. She told people she had been mountain climbing. The real story was tripped over the mower taking out the trash

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I love the shark bite answer. Reminds me of a friend who broke her knee. She told people she had been mountain climbing. The real story was tripped over the mower taking out the trash

I tell people:

Bar Fight
The Klingon Bat'leff is really sharp, and Worf's hand is not as steady as it once was.
The Alien tried to escape.

John aka cobeachbum

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Every scar has a story behind it. I have one from a spleen surgery, done almost 20 years ago. Since it was misdiagnosed in the beginning, I had a lot of old blood in my abdominal cavity that needed to be cleaned out. I now have a scar that starts at bottom of my ribcage, goes down and zigzags around the right side of my belly button and then continues down to just a few inches above my penis.

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