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My abdomen looks like a road map. With multiple abdominal surgeries, I'd never wear a two piece bathing suit again! But my husband doesn't care, and neither do I. They are like war trophies, gotten thru years of endometriosis.... I am well acquainted with pain and suffering. That's why I like to make sure that none of my patients suffer untreated pain if I can do anything about it!

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My abdomen too looks like a road map lol from surgeries. I have a small scar on my forehead from taking a spill down icy steps when I was 2 years old on Christmas day. I have 2 c-section scars, and a very long one on my right hip from several hip surgeries from LCPD.

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I have scars but I don't consider them to be ugly. They are my character marks aka proof of my doing something insanely stupid. :smokin:

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I have more than an abdominal road map; I would call it an abdominal atlas!

1. Covered in stretch marks from early teen pregnancy. (Gave baby up for adoption)

2. Abdominoplasty I had for my 30th birthday to remove all that excess skin, fat and tighten up muscle. That scar it at the bikini line from hip to hip.

3. Old fashioned chole, (pre laproscopic), scar that healed up pretty well. That surgery kicked my butt and the recovery was worse than expected.

4. Exploratory emergency surgery in lower abdomen to fix what was thought to be stangulated hernia which turned out to be an infected dissolving suture from the abdominoplast at least 15 years early. They had to leave that would open to heal inside out so it required stuffing and packing dressing at least daily. YOWSER:eek:

5. The piece de resistance of all of my surgeries. A liver transplant with all kinds of scars - I have a "mercedes scar" because it resembles the mercedes sign. I had that done in 1999 and I thank the kind donor family that made life possible for.

:w00t: For donor familes

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I just have a C-section scar that is so low it actually bugs me now. My most vivid memory of the surgery was the doc bragging to the assembled that I could go to the local nude beach and nobody would be the wiser. He was pleased as punch about that. Seemed like an odd thing to say to me at the time.

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I never think scars are ugly. They are indicators of who a person is. Or what they've lived through.

I'm fascinated by the man who won "Dancing with the stars". I don't even know his name, and I didn't watch the show. When I look at his extensive burn scars, and watch his behavior, my thought is not how ugly they are. I think Wowza! What a man!

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I had a horrible C-section scar. It was an emergency c-section (failure to progress/baby in distress, cord was wrapped around her neck) and afterwards the incision became horribly infected. They ripped open the incision and then I had to go in for daily debriding and packing for over 3 months. The wound closed with a large flap of skin overhanging the area. I would get nasty yeast infections and maceration in that area. That was in 1999. In 2004, after the birth of my 3rd child, I had a tubal ligation from the most amazing OB/GYN. He went in through the same incision and cleaned it up, removed the flap, and it looks soooo much better now! And no more yeast infections or maceration!

Because of that awful c-section experience, I fought hard to have my other two children VBAC and was successful -- I was terrified of another one!

I also have several scars on my lower legs from scratching with PUPPP during my first pregnancy. They look awful but I truly don't care -- my SO loves my legs just the way they are ;)

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From my abdomen (at the navel) to the pubic area I look like a raised topography map (all gyn related, no c-section though)! An numerous scars all over the rest of me from well..suffice it to say, I'm not very graceful..haha

I don't consider any of my scars ugly...they are part of what makes me..me. Nor do I find others scars ugly. Always end up facinated with the story that goes along with the scar.

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I never think scars are ugly. They are indicators of who a person is. Or what they've lived through.

I'm fascinated by the man who won "Dancing with the stars". I don't even know his name, and I didn't watch the show. When I look at his extensive burn scars, and watch his behavior, my thought is not how ugly they are. I think Wowza! What a man!

That would be JR Martinez. In 2003, he sustained severe burns to over 40 percent of his body while serving in the Army as an infantryman (In Iraq). He went on to become an actor about 5 years later. He was on All My Children.

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I have this wonderful scar over my left eyebrow (which is thankfully not pencil-thin, so it's not so noticeable) from when I was a baby. One day I decided to venture off of my mom's bed instead of taking a nap, and hit my head on a dresser.

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Now that I think about it, I do have one ugly scar that's more than 30 years old. When I was a child, I got tangled in barbed wire. My leg bore the brunt of it, and the worst scar it left looks as though someone tried to slice my foot off. The scar is still there even after all this time.

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Oh lots of them. I was a messed up baby, multiple congenital defects

Ugliest: on my stomach..it looks like a giant plus sign right through my belly button. it's about 8 in by 8 in. (Intestinal Surgery)

then above it to the left a small puncture like one. (Colostomy from age 0-2)

Then I have a long one along the entire length of my left scapula (Tracheoesophogeal fistula)

Another puncture scar on my right side. (Chest tube?)

That's about it I think.

I've been pretty healthy since I had all those surgeries.

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