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  • #16
    scars... the issue comes up every so often. There are many ways to deal with scars. Jim if yours is still bothering you I would suggest seeing a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. I have had several scars that were big and red years later (original pacemaker, Hickman cath in my chest from endocarditis... and a few assorted others ) I have had steroid injections in the scars - burns like heck for about 20 minutes and then slowly over the next week or so the read is gone and the scar thins.

    If it bothers you please take action... I would say you look fine either way...BUT you blew us off this year at the meeting so how would I know NO NO I am not hurt or anything Really I am over it now :P

    Take care all!
    Lisa
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    • #17
      Dang... there should be a limit on how many smiley's you can put in one post woman. LoL.

      My incision is not really bothering me, I only wanted input as to what it should look like at this point in time, from other folks who have had myectomies. I was a bit confused by all this talk of thin white lines from the newbies, but it sounds actually like I am healing just fine. I appreciate all the responses.

      Thanks everyone.

      Jim
      "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Eileen2345
        Oh yeah, mine is noticeable. But it is not really that bad. It looks like someone took a redish-brown thin marker and drew a line down my chest.
        Eileen, it sounds like you are doing great! By the way, my dermatologist says that an incision of this kind is considered 'fresh' for about 18 months after surgery. You are less than 2 months out... so if your scar already looks good then you will have no problems at all.

        Jim
        "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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        • #19
          Try getting some Vitamin E capsules and busting them open to rub on the scar it really made mine look better... I did this several times a day and it really helped...

          Christy
          I pray that God will place his loving arms around you and hold you in the comfort of his love.

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          • #20
            I love all this BOOBY talk...


            Tigger1
            " Real Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling-Up Anyway "

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Tigger1
              I love all this BOOBY talk...
              Easy there, big fella... I'm not having breast augmentation done for you!

              "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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              • #22
                Don't have to be just for women as far as the vitamin E it works on all scars on both men and women...LOL





                Christy
                aka momataz
                I pray that God will place his loving arms around you and hold you in the comfort of his love.

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                • #23
                  Christy,

                  The Vitamin E is a great suggestion, thank you. Please forgive all the talk of boobies in the thread lately. Boys will be boys I guess... although now that I think about it, it was Ronnie who started this all! LoL.

                  I have to admit though, when I performed my internet searches for incision photos to compare mine to, the predominant surgery that came up every time was breast augmentation. I had no idea they were so popular! Not breasts I mean... I already knew they were fairly popular. I just hadn't realized how common the surgery was.

                  Well, there goes another thread into the gutter.

                  Jim
                  "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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