Scars

  • Timbales

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    Dec 04, 2008 3:27 PM GMT
    Do you have any scars? ones with interesting stories?

    I have quite a few. I'm a genetic freak and develop painful lypomas just under the surface of my skin, so I have several small scars on my arms and torso where they have been removed. I also have a patch the size of a nickel on my right palm where I fell and skidded across some gravel. My right elbow has a faded one where I fell rollerskating as a kid.
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    Dec 04, 2008 3:31 PM GMT
    When I was about 5, I was shopping with my Mom. We were stepping onto the escalator when I tripped and fell onto the teeth of the stairs. Three HUGE chunks of "meat" were taken out of my right knee. Man, the blood that was gushing out was so red!!!
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    Dec 04, 2008 3:37 PM GMT


    Lypoma scars. Appendectomy scar. Facial skin cancer scar.

    -Doug

    PS scars from a don't-ever-try-this-kids moment when I was 14. We took a bleach bottle with water in it and put it in a bonfire on the beach. We all had shorts on. You'd never seen a group of kids hit the water so fast when it blew up. Hot half-melted plastic all over our legs..fun.
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    Dec 04, 2008 3:42 PM GMT
    I got most of my scars when I was a senior in college. I took up cycling. Got into some ridiculous crashes. One scar on my arm, another on my leg. Also seriously hurt my shoulder that year too, haha.

    My other scar is on the bottom of my leg when I was camping and some hot grease I was cooking with splattered all over my leg. OUCH!!!! Luckilly there was a river 100 feet away, so I ran into it and just sat in it screaming like a little girl.

    I hear chicks dig scars. Do gay men dig them too? ha
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    Dec 04, 2008 3:50 PM GMT
    I have a scar from the back of my neck all the way down to the base of my spine. This is from having a Harrington rod fitted to my spine to stop my scoliosis from getting worse. I had this done when I was 17. I also have a pressure sore scar on my hip from when they kept me too long on the operating table for the spinal operation.

    I also have scars on my left knee from having knee surgery last November.

    Both operations were successful and they didn't cost me a penny as they were done on the National Health Service (NHS).
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    Dec 04, 2008 3:58 PM GMT
    I have two bullet holes in my chest - an entry and an exit wound. I was shot by the thief who robbed our home when I was 17 - the bullet entering the side and exiting the front. The scars are only slightly noticeable - 32 years later. They've always been a sort of conversation piece with new dates or boy friends - the minute the shirt comes off.

    *With California's liberal, lenient sentencing laws, the shooter was out of jail in four years - not rehabilitated at all. Wonder what sentence he would have received if the bullet had hit an artery or my heart and actually killed me - an extra couple of years maybe?*
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    Dec 04, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    More scars from motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, Army injuries, and surgeries than I can count. The depressing facial disfigurements I suffered in a motorcycle accident in 1968 (along with brain damage), were factors in my enlisting in the US Army during Vietnam. It was an indirect attempt at suicide, the more direct approach having failed.

    Now most of my scars have faded, and I don't think about them. I only think about my intellectual scars, which can never heal. And I think a lot about what my life might have been like, what I might have accomplished and become. That's the scar I never forget.
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    Dec 04, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    My hands are covered in them, and my wrists have a couple. Cats, Birds, a piece of glass through my hand, a faded one from a hot iron, and one from the heat lamp on the fryer at mcdonalds, and one from an oven rack. One through the fingerprint on my left thumb from a dog tooth going through my thumb,

    My ankle from when I was a kid, the inside of my thigh from when I hurdled a stationary metal barrier and hit it, that leg still feels weird when touched.

    Also have what looks like a bullet wound on my left side from when I had a boil.
  • DiverScience

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    Dec 04, 2008 4:12 PM GMT
    Some small ones on my knuckles from scraping them off on the bottom of the pool diving.

    One on each wrist. One from whacking the diving board on an inward, and one from a poorly thought out dance move in a musical I was in in college.

    Some not-quite scars on my thigh (think they'll fade eventually) from scraping over some razor sharp barnacles.

    Guess that's it for scars. My right arm's an inch shorter 'cause I creased the bone, but it's not really a scar...

    Oh right! I'm missing a chunk of the end of one thumb. I cut about 1/3 the tip off with a hatchet. That was fun. Especially since it took me a minute to realize it, so the wood got kinda... red.
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    Dec 04, 2008 4:12 PM GMT
    I have a foot long scar under my left armpit from open heart surgery.
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    Dec 04, 2008 4:14 PM GMT
    A scar above my left eye....in case you need to identify my body at the morgue....from when I was a kid.

    We were playing "war"....hey, it was the '50s...it was allowed back then.....we let the girls have the garage as the fort and we were attacking. The girls jumped out and the boy in front of me jumped back and knocked me down and I hit my head on the driveway. ...had to go to the hospital for stitches. ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 04, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    lets see

    - right inside calf - long story but a slash playing baseball when i was about 12.

    - left hand across my knuckles - sliced myself with a knife when i was about 7

    - the gums on my upper jaw have a huge scar from surgery i had, but you can't see it cause it inside my mouth!

    - then various other nicks and cuts from throughout the years!
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    Dec 04, 2008 4:15 PM GMT
    My most eventful scar came from a first date back in college... We were friends before and he had taught me how to ice skate, so we thought for our first date we'd go ice skating, go to Kobe's Japanese Steakhouse, and a movie. We get to the skating rink and we're just having a good time till this 4 year old decided he was going to go the opposite way of everyone and I didn't notice him till he almost slammed into me. I spin, lost my balance and fell face-first! I put my hands infront of me, but the slipped above my head and my head slammed right onto the ice! I thought I had a bloody nose but it turned out that I had a deep gash from my left eye brow to just above my eye. We ended up having to go to the hospital to get it stitched up and he had to call my mother to let her know I was there! 23 stitches later, we still went to Kobe's and the movies even though I had a gause patch over my left eye! icon_lol.gif
  • JayneCobb

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    Dec 04, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    Lets see

    1/2 inch: Back of hand - Apparently, we all thought it was a good idea in 2nd grade to rub the back of our hands with erasers until the skin disappeared. Yeah...

    4 inch: Right calf, 1 inch: right shoulder, numerous: both hands, and back - When I was in 3rd grade I was watching TV when the phone rang for my mom. I did not have my glasses on and started running outside to get the phone to her. The catch is, without my glasses, the sliding glass door looked like it was open when it really wasn't. This was an old door, so instead of it shattering into tiny pieces, it was just few huge chunks of glass falling on me, resulting in HUGE gashes all over my body. One just barely missing an important artery (I believe it was my posterior tibial artery) in my calf.

    2, 1/2 inch round: Right bicep- light bulb exploded on me when I was in the shower, the hot pieces of glass fell on me :-/

    2 inch: inner left thigh - Last year I was walking across the swamp behind my house on a huge downed tree while looking for my dog that happened to run off. I ended up slipping and a vertical branch sliced up my thigh (was wearing shorts), luckily I didn't land right on top of it.. that would've hurt..

    Then I have stretch mark all across my lower back that people thing are scars from being whipped... icon_rolleyes.gif
  • DiverScience

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    Dec 04, 2008 4:45 PM GMT
    DanielRyan reminded me of another one.

    I have a perfectly circular scar on the roof of my mouth. We were playing scuba divers as kids. I was using one of the metal tubes from my xylophone. I fell on it. I'm really lucky it didn't go through the roof of my mouth into my brain.
  • vindog

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    Dec 04, 2008 5:15 PM GMT


    My main one is a long, S-shaped scar on my neck that runs from just below my chin to about 3/4 the way down my neck. I was born, not only with a hole in my neck (an evolutionary remnant of gils), but also had a tendon that ran from the top of my breastplate to the tip of my chin. I restricted my head movement, so it was removed.

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    Dec 04, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    One knee is scarred up from an old motorcycle wreck and the other from medical procedures.
    Miscellaneous scars on the hands from improper use of tools.

    My shins seem to be composed entirely of multiple over-lapping scars, most of which I can't explain. I just look down at the end of the day and there's a new gash from something. That and they seem to heal very slowly. Does that happen to everyone, or is it just me?
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    Dec 04, 2008 5:29 PM GMT
    Left shoulder - 9 inch one from malignant melanoma surgery (skin cancer). USE SUNSCREEN FOLKS! Have a tattoo working into part of the scar now.

    Right forearm - penny size one from a bullet that ricochet during SWAT training.

    Left forearm - 5 inch one from low crawling thru glass at military school.

    Right knee - quarter size one from a night of too much fun and not remembering how to walk...lol

    Lip - X marks spot where a swing hit me as a child.

    I also have various X type scars where I have had my shoulders repaired for a police related injury (fighting a suspect) and various others for hernia surgery (OUCH).

    Damn, I reading all that....I sound torn up!
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    Dec 04, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    on my left ankle, i was in a biking accident when i was like 12 my kickstand got hit into my leg i had to get like . . . 11 stitches to patch it up. it would have gone all the way through my leg but it hit the bone. ..

    yeah i havnt ridden bikes since then really lol
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    Dec 04, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    Mine are pretty mundane in origin. I have random little scars on my forearms from mosquito bites I scratched at as a kid, and a pair of fingernail marks where a girl pinched me and drew blood in second grade. A knuckle on my left hand is scarred from where I punched my alarm clock one morning a few years ago and gouged it on a button. And I've got a handful of little scars on my right hand from woodworking.

    There's also a long thin scar along my right bicep where I gouged myself on a sharp edge of my car's antenna while washing the rear window a few years back, one on my right forearm from a bad rose-pruning incident last summer, and one on the very inside of my right thigh where I scooted off a window ledge and impaled myself on a three-inch wood splinter in preschool.

    The scars that piss me off the most, though, are a big, nasty half-inch scar right through my eyebrow from a little encounter at a bar a year or so ago and a (thankfully fading) scar down the ridge of my nose from a weightlifting incident a few years back.
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    Dec 04, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    I used to have a small one under my left eye after my glasses shattered in Grade 7. Fortunately the glass missed my eyeball.
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    Dec 04, 2008 5:49 PM GMT
    I have one on my left hip where I had a hernia, another next to my left nipple where I had a lymph node removed, and a doosie from front to back on my right side left over from kidney surgery.
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    Dec 04, 2008 6:14 PM GMT
    I have one more that i forgot, I have a nasty scar on one of my anles from where I cut myself shaving hahahahaha!!!
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    Dec 04, 2008 6:26 PM GMT
    Teeth Mark scars. icon_biggrin.gif

    And its even worse - they are on my knee icon_confused.gif

    And even worse - they are my own! icon_eek.gif

    As a kid we jumped off the balcony around our house a lot - and twice i landed awkwardly and bit into my knee - in the exact same place! Could see the definition of my 2 front teeth in my knee! icon_rolleyes.gif

    Other than that just a hernia, pen knife and paper cut scars!
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    Dec 04, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    At the age of about 6, I was mauled, in the face, by a doberman. After about 100 stitches on the outside of my face, and another 50 on the inside of my mouth, there isn't much scarring left but a few dimples from where the teeth punctured the skin.