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RussianThunder May 15th, 2017 8:08pm

Today is hot and I wore shorts. I have a long purple scar on my leg from my surgery in October and December. Someone at the market commented on it and now I am seriously self-conscious about it. Do you have scars you are self conscious about?

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ArdentNerdyGirl USA
05/21/17 12:19 am

Don't ever be self conscious about scars. They're just another story. I have a disease where I need a surgery every so often. Tons of scars on my belly & more than I can count on my legs from softball. 🖤

missmorganmarie ...
05/19/17 7:18 pm

your scars show you're a survivor. don't let others get you down

pietsch Another Adoring Fan
05/17/17 6:28 pm

My son-in-law had a cancer removed which caused a large purple gash-scar on his arm. He doesn't like explaining about it so when someone makes a comment he replies, "yeah, it was me or the shark, man."

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lcamino Florida
05/16/17 7:39 pm

I have scars that have faded and that I have gotten used to. My son had heart surgery when he was very young, and has a large scar on his back. The doctor advised not to expose it to the sun. For two or three years he wore a shirt even if we were at the beach or pool. In time scars fade and are less noticeable.

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shiculka optimistic realist
05/16/17 2:49 pm

Embrace it! If it helps, make up a story that will shut them up.

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Thebestever HOGWARTS
05/16/17 1:53 pm

I have lots of acne scars I am self conscious of

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corino Utah
05/16/17 11:10 am

Repeat after me in your most hyperbolic Russian accent: "I got that one bear wrestling. Is favorite sport in Russia."

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/16/17 2:20 pm

Lol lol lol. I should make up a big long exciting story about. Wrestling a bear...lol, I might go with that. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Wert A picture of my junk
05/16/17 3:49 pm

I had a friend in high school that vanished for a few weeks from school. Nobody knew what happened to him. One day, he returned and had a scar that ran from ear to ear under his chin. When people asked him about it he just said with a serious expression, "The rope slipped." In reality, he had throat surgery.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
05/15/17 11:19 pm

The kids will tease you.
Oh, it was an adult? Try this: "ha ha ha. That's what my friend's 8 year old brother said to me tis morning. You must think a lot alike."

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/16/17 7:46 pm

No, it was more "oh my, I hope you are ok". I could not be angry but I don't get that angry that easily. It was just that I think it startled her and the bird flew out her mouth before she could swallow it

theNobamist Silicon Valley
05/17/17 10:46 pm

That's a good expression. 🐥

If someone says a comment like hers, just say thanks. It makes it easy for everyone to just go your own way.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
05/15/17 9:38 pm

Martin, have your mom check the Cosmetics dept. at the drugstore. There are are some good waterproof cover-up sticks or creams that hide such scars very well. It's worth a try!

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myob
05/15/17 9:28 pm

I do have scars, but they are easy to cover up. Do not be embarrassed by a scar. They can start great conversations.

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lj74
05/15/17 7:58 pm

Yes, but the feeling goes away

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Wert A picture of my junk
05/15/17 5:28 pm

Don't sweat it. Those scars mean you're a fighter and a survivor.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/15/17 9:26 pm

No, it really means I was not wearing my seat belt nor sitting properly in the car. I was with a friend goofing off

Butters Wisconsin
05/16/17 12:24 am

You survived.

GrandmaALiCE
05/16/17 2:28 pm

Martin, here's a thought ... You should make a poll about wearing seat belts. Obviously, you have learned your lesson from this, but you could help another person, by telling your story.

Wert A picture of my junk
05/16/17 3:44 pm

I second that.

voc I am...what I am
05/15/17 4:56 pm

No. Chicks dig scars

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
05/15/17 4:19 pm

I have lots of scars, but I'm not self conscious at all.

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Pinkaliscious Peace Out
05/15/17 4:08 pm

Scars are symbols of strength and survival. Nothing embarrassing about them.

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Kay41 the Midwest
05/15/17 3:06 pm

Your scar makes you unique and can even be an interesting topic of conversation. Embrace it!

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/15/17 3:01 pm

I have a lot of scars. None I'm self-conscious about. I had a pre-cancer mole taken off of my face. This was around Halloween. And some lady commented on what good make up I have.

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Nik
05/15/17 2:31 pm

I have many, many scars. I don't worry at all about what people think or if they stare or ask or comment.
If someone asks, I explain what caused the scar, in gruesome detail.
Don't let the ignorance of strangers make you uncomfortable.
✌️

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catpillow Florida West Coast
05/15/17 2:21 pm

I have one big ugly scar from a knee replacement and another one on my waist from having a kidney removed. Years after the kidney surgery I went to a plastic surgeon and had the scar made less noticeable.

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LibArtie SW Connecticut
05/15/17 2:16 pm

Who and why would anyone comment?

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/15/17 9:16 pm

A woman at the market. She dropped her keys, I picked them up and she noticed my scar and commented. She was not rude. It just took me by surprise.

Malekithe R lyeh
05/15/17 2:10 pm

Screw what other people think or say. Be yourself and look after yourself. Others and their opinions are irrelevant

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rons on top of the world MA
05/15/17 2:06 pm

My surgery left a nasty scar from my chest plate to my belly button. It was pretty yucky. I told people I was in a knife fight.

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shygal47 Florida east coast
05/15/17 1:45 pm

Yes, but if someone asks I go into all the gory details so they will think twice about being so rude ever again. 😁

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ctskapski NB MD
05/15/17 1:22 pm

I have a long scar on my left arm, with staple marks on either side, from when I broke it.
Two, of them, actually.

Not very self conscious about them, though.

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ProudAmerican45 North Joisey
05/15/17 1:19 pm

Go to the drug store and buy maderma..it's a lotion for scars..I had a bad scar on my leg and used it..it worked..fading it away..

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/15/17 1:38 pm

We have been rubbing vitamin e on it (I pop a capsule with a toothpick and squeeze it on there) but it's not even 5 months from the second surgery.
Maybe I'll wear pants this summer. Ususlly things like this don't bother me but this did. The lady wasn't rude about it at all so I don't know why it's bothering me.

shygal47 Florida east coast
05/15/17 1:46 pm

The vit E is great, but I think you may have better luck with the maderma - especially since you are younger and your body is still growing.
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RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/15/17 1:51 pm

Thanks for the tip. My mom says she will search for it at Walgreens

GrandmaALiCE
05/15/17 3:55 pm

In my opinion, just asking was rude.

GrandmaALiCE
05/15/17 3:56 pm

Anyway, you should dress comfortably. Don't worry what people think.