I’ll wear it with Pride

“It looks like someone tried to chop your head off”, my father joked.

He was referring to the new scar on my neck. I’ve mentioned before in my blog that I have a a genetic disorder called Turner Syndrome. This condition can lead to a lot of complications, and one of those complications include issues with the thyroid gland. Blood tests were showing issues with my thyroid for a while. My doctor first decided to monitor the condition, but blood tests started to show that it was slowly getting worse and worse over time. She eventually suggested surgery. 

For those who are familiar with surgery procedures, I’m sure you already know that a lot of doctor appointments are involved to prepare a patient for surgery. Not only did I have an appointment to meet with the surgeon, I had a lot of appointments to make sure I was in good shape for surgery to begin with. It was definitely a stressful time, but I was just happy that my thyroid issue was being dealt with. I was so relieved, in fact, that there was no room in my mind to really think about the scar the surgery will leave.

After the surgery, my next priority was making sure I was getting rest in order to get better. Plus, there were bandages covering up the surgical scar. It wasn’t until about two weeks after the surgery when my doctor removed the bandage and stitches, but I didn’t see the scar until I reached home. 

“Awww. Now you’re gonna have a scar.”, one of my siblings said.

The healing process proved my sibling right of course. The surgical incision has healed pretty well, but it definitely left a scar. It also managed to form into a small, lumpy keloid that disturbs the otherwise smooth skin on my neck. However, my sibling’s lamentation over my scar is not what stuck with me during the healing process but her words right after:

“But I guess as people age and go through life signs of what they’ve been through start to show”.

Sometimes, what we’ve been through in life definitely does leave scars, whether physical or mental, and these scars tell our story. They are a reminder that we’ve been through some rough times, but we get through them, and that means we can weather through anything else that comes our way as well. This is how I’ve come to see my surgical scar. I thought I’d share this to give an idea of what’s been going on with me lately, and why I’ve been gone for a while. I also wanted to encourage anyone dealing with a rough situation right now that you will get through it even if it leaves a scar. Hope this post did the job, and I’ll see you in the next one! 

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9 thoughts on “I’ll wear it with Pride

  1. Sometimes we don’t mean no harm but we speak without thinking. Knowing you have a condition and the surgery was to repair the condition perhaps everyone could’ve give you some encouraging thoughts or words. However, we know not to charge it to their hurts. I’m glad to see you’re doing well Sis. Be Encouraged!

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    1. Awww! Thankyou so much Sis! I definitely am doing better! I’m so happy with how well the procedure went! My medical team is so great, and really care! I really appreciate that because you can’t always find doctors like that!

      I think you’re very right about what people say. I don’t think any of the comments I’ve received about the surgery were said in malice at all, just like you said, and my family has been very supportive! And I don’t think anything they said at was mean! I agree though that sometimes we don’t fully think about what we say.

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      1. 😂 I’m late, but Thankyou! Yeah, they were definitely forceful when talking to me too! I don’t know how I was tricked, but it is what is! Lol. I might make a new account in the future, but for now I’ll just do without an Instagram account for a little while!

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