Regular readers will know, I've just had surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. I have three surgical wounds to my tummy which are still very sore, but slowly healing. There is also a sad part of me that has lost a pregnancy. These scars will always remind me of that.
I already had three scars on my tummy from an operation when I had Pylonephritis and Septicaemia, when I was pregnant with Bunny.
I have many scars.
I have a scar across my chin, from where I slipped and headbutt the floor, when I was very little.
I have three from a hickman line in my chest, when I had Leukaemia.
I have a big scar across my neck, from Thyroid Cancer last year.
I even have several tiny scars on my hands and wrists, from having so many hospital canulas in.
With the exception of my ugly BCG scar, all of my scars tell a story. They are my war wounds and ugly as they may be to others, I'm not ashamed of them. They are all a part of what has made me the person I am today.
Sometimes remembering the battles we have overcome, help us to be strong.
So I felt this quote would be perfect for #WednesdayWords...
“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”
― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses
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Mummy Glitzer says
Your scars are a symbol, expression if you like, of what you have been through, what you have battled.
An apt quote if ever I heard one. x
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Sarah MumofThree World says
What she said! Your scars are a sign of your bravery and fighting spirit. So glad you are strong enough not to hide them. x
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What a touching post, nobody should have to fight the battles you have and you show great strength and courage. Sending you all the best wishes and positivity in the world xxx
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Sarah the Suburbanite says
Ooh. This is a good quote.
If pain reminds us that we are alive, then scars remind us that although the pain is gone, we are still alive and it really happened and more importantly, we survived.
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Stephs Two Girls says
You are an amazing lady, a fighter; don’t forget to take time out to recharge those batteries every once in a while though, even if it hurts to stop and think. You’ll come back even stronger x