Scars from having surgery.

@maddysmommy (16243)
United States
July 6, 2007 4:41pm CST
I ruptured my archilles tendon 2 years ago playing sports and have a ugly scar (about 2 1/2 to 3 inches) on my right leg. It's probably too late to do anything about it, but now that summer is upon us, I was wondering if anyone knows of any ointments or other products that have worked so that it is not as noticeable when wearing shorts. Thanks in advance!
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
Other than plastic surgery, I don't know of anything that would work at this point. But look at the bright side, at least you don't have a scar clear across your throat from having it sliced open. I had a subtotal Thyroidectomy in January 2003. I don't think this ugly scar is ever going anywhere, but I have learned to live with it. Just glad to be alive. I had a tumor the size of an egg on my Thyroid, I thank God it was not cancer.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
5 Aug 07
Oh My Gosh Rozie, sorry to hear that. You're right I should be thankful that I am still alive at least too.
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
5 Aug 07
Actually, it is a scar that I am quite proud of. At no other time in my life have I felt the presence of God so strongly wrapped around me. Everything went so smoothly. I didn't get any of the side effects that people normally experience. This was my first time ever being admitted to the hospital for anything and it was major surgery. This may sound crazy, but I would not mind going through it all over again. Just to feel God's arms around me the way that I did. I had so much comfort and peace. It was like floating on cloud nine.
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
3 Aug 07
i wouldnt worry about other people if i were you. i was in an accident 5 years ago and lost my leg. in a sense. they sewed it back on but there is hardly any tissue in the area. after 2 bonegrafts and 2 operations to put fixators in, my leg could be mistaken for Freddie Kruger's. i was terrified over what people thought about it. but i have overcome that. other people dont care,so they dont notice
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Sorry to hear that Zorrogirl. Your right people don't really care and noone has said anything to me about it. It just looks horrible when I wear shorts and skirts. It really isnt a big deal and i shouldn't worry about it either. Thanks again.
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
4 Aug 07
i had scars on my arms and hands and face as well. i used tissue oil on those and its not visible anymore.you could also use light self tanning lotion over it. if the whole area is the same colour, it would be barely noticeable.
@mummymo (23709)
8 Jul 07
Ouch that sounds painful honey! I hope that you aren't suffering any more and that the surgery was entirely successful! I have quite a few scars the latest is from my back surgery it is about 4 in long but is healing well - my other half says I will be able to wear a skimpy bikini cos it isn't that bad, that made me laugh cos it had been years since I was slim enough to wear a skimpy bikini! I have a very deep scar on my shin as well but I hardly ever think about it anymore unless someone points it out! I think that cream with vitamin E is supposed to help make the scar fade! I would say though that accepting your scar as part of you and not worrying about it, although not simple does help a lot! xx
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
8 Jul 07
Your know your right mummymo, I don't know why after 3 years I am worried about it, it never use to bother me as much. It was a painful thing I had to go through and then still having to be momma of the house of the house and take care of my son, and work too, I don't know how I managed but I did. Serves me right for trying to play an old sport and my body was not right for it. I think because I am on a weightloss program, I am beginning to notice the flaws on my body a lot more, strange but yes, I suppose I want everything else to be perfect LOL I am not going to worry about it. Thanks for making me think straight! :):) xx
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@mummymo (23709)
8 Jul 07
you are to sweet honey! You got through it all cos you are a very strong and capable woman! Good for you on the weight loss - I need to do some of that but it is hard when you can't exercise! I try to think of the 'fkaws' on my body as a map of my life! Who and what is perfect? Accept and love yourself for who you are honey - don't sweat the small stuff - it's not worth the energy! Hugs xxx
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@disvachic (10125)
• United States
3 Aug 07
I see this discussion was made 4 weeks ago.i hope you have found something to help.The only thing i can think of is cocao butter.As you know i had surgery with my stomach.I have a scar so im thinking about using cocoa butter.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Not really I only got one reply and that wasn't very helpful. I haven't used anything to help with the scar. I do have cocoa butter that i use sometimes for very dry skin, maybe ill rub it on my scar. Thanks disvachic.
@mhtahuja (15)
3 Aug 07
don't worry .its all about patience. better try mederma gel.this is new in the ever growing list of varied gels for scars.believe me this is the best in the business. cost is minimal .Rs250 for10g
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Thank you mhtahuja. I will see if they have the cream here.