Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I learned a long time ago that minor surgery is when
they do the operation on someone else, not you.
Bill Walton

I've never broken a bone. Never have had major surgery or been seriously ill. Three stiches from a teeter-totter was basically the worse thing that has ever medically happened.

So my minor, minor surgery scheduled for next week is of course making me nervous. My dermatologist is fabulous and I know will do a great job but the thought of a two-inch scar on my stomach araea makes me a little quesy. How much of an aggravation will it be as it heals? How long will it take to fade? Will it fade at all? Will I forever be explaining it when in a swim suit? What about my cute honeymoon pictures on the beach? I'll be in a big straw hat and a cover up now.

I can't even come up with a good fake story of what it would be from; A shark attack? Nah, I'd be more likely to be mauled by Bella. A rock climbing injury? That would cause most people to laugh outloud.

Pity party for one, thanks. I know there are a bagillion things worse but for me, it is a big deal. So send out a little "pretty scar" vibes and prayers next week. Here's to fast healing!


natalie said...

haha, i love your excuses. i had a pretty intense kidney surgery back in 1996. it left me with a 10" scar on my left side. i tell everyone that someone "knifed me"...and they always believe it. HA!!
and unfortunately, b/c i keloid (sp?) nothing works for my scars...but my dad swears by vitamin e.
good luck!

Anonymous said...

Awe, I'm sending prayers your way! I'm sure it will be fine but it's understandable to be nervous. What is the surgery for??

Rachel said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry. I hope you don't have a terrible scar! I don't know what to tell you though. Even when I scrape my knee, I can't seem to get rid of the scars!

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