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hvdeen
9th February 2009, 02:03 AM
Hello I am going to be super brave and post the pics of my scar for the sake of maybe helping someone else. Also I am attempting to get over my fears of people seeing my scar and the only way is to just put it out there for people to see! lol Maybe this will help someone though in some way. I hope this works-not quite sure if I am doing this right.
http://http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu50/kyphosisgirl/th_100_7299.jpg (http://s632.photobucket.com/albums/uu50/kyphosisgirl/?action=view&current=100_7299.jpg)

hvdeen
9th February 2009, 02:09 AM
as far as I can tell I got it to work. This is the only photo I have currently which was actually taken last week. I had my last surgery in August 2008 so it is fairly well healed I guess.

Sealy
9th February 2009, 04:44 AM
First off, let me say that your back looks very good! I've seen a lot of scars and yours is a little on the red side. I wonder if there are ways to diminish the appearance of redness??? The surgery was less than a year ago so maybe the redness will lessen as time goes by. What did the doctor say?

hvdeen
9th February 2009, 06:57 AM
thanks-my specialist said it looks good so I am guessing it will get less red as time goes on? I had two surgeries and he cut me open along the same line both times so maybe that also has something to do with it?
I do have a question-my back has been numb and the feeling is kind of coming back-have other people had the same thing with their surgery? I am only starting to get a bit of feeling back. Oh and my hips are numb too-has anyone else had that? If so, how long till the feeling comes back? I had my first surgery Oct 07 and my second one Aug. 08 and it isn't quite as numb-now if I push hard I can feel that under the skin I am starting to get feeling back. Just wondering about it is all.

tonibunny
9th February 2009, 08:02 AM
Hi there, my midline scar has been opened three times and now is just a thin white line, which you can't really see. Your scar will almost certainly get less red over time, so don't fret :)

GillyG
9th February 2009, 08:43 PM
Lookin' good :D

Bows
9th February 2009, 08:53 PM
Your scar looks good :D
Thanks for sharing :squeeze:

mark
9th February 2009, 09:20 PM
Your Surgeon deserves a medal

hvdeen
10th February 2009, 01:53 AM
Your Surgeon deserves a medal

LOL I keep thanking him for doing such a great job and helping me get my life back and giving me the chance to be able to do things I haven't been able to because I am really thankful-I am not just saying that stuff and he sort of shrugs and kind of acts like it isn't too big a deal. I could tell him that someone on the scoliosis website says he deserves a medal-I wonder what he would say? I can't say enough good things about him though because he actually cares about his patients and listens and gives everyone (me included) what ever time we need to ask all the questions we need to. I have had sooo many idiot doctors so it is really nice to have had him for this surgery! I wish there were more doctors like him. Anyways yes I believe if there is ever a medal that is given out to really great doctors-he definitely deserves one.
Also thanks to everyone for your nice comments-it makes me feel more comfortable about my scar showing.

cork_lass
10th February 2009, 05:27 PM
My brother had surgery 3 times on the same area on his stomach when he was a child, his scar was very red and rigid. He is now 28 years old was told and was told by his consultant last year to rub some Bio oil on the scar, he has found a major improvement and is very supervised on how much the scar has faded.
I also find that if you get some vitamin E capsules and open the capsule and rub the oil on the scar reduces the scar and redness.

alyssa
10th February 2009, 08:13 PM
Wowee, your scar and back look great!
xx

Little Ali
10th February 2009, 09:46 PM
Just wanted to say thanks and well done for posting! It looks fab!