'Does it hurt?'
I’m guessing this question is in relation to my scars on a normal day? Which has a fairly simple answer of not really.
Because my scarring occured at a young age, meaning it has had to stretch with my body as I have grown, my scars can get quite tight and uncomfortable. My scars very rarely ‘hurt’, I’m very lucky in this regard! They get tight, and when they stop me from moving I get annoyed and start to do something about it 😉
When do they hurt?
1. When it’s cold.
My scars can become sore when the weather is cold. My scarring on my hand can cause my hand to freeze up a bit, and make moving my fingers painful. This is temporary though and solved by the brilliant invention of gloves!!
2. Post- Ops and Treatments
Obviously, after operations I do experience pain. My scarring covers a large area of my body, therefore meaning that many of my operations are on a large scale. Pain obviously does come along with this, and some operations have taken months and weeks to recover from. Luckily, as I’ve got older I have had less major surgeries and am in more control of what methods we use to try sort out any problems I experience. I am currently undergoing quite frequent laser treatment procedures which do become pain ful in recovery- but again it is not long term pain and is all bearable.
So now I will leave you having hopefully answered the question (Basically the short answer is normally, no, my scars don’t hurt) with a photo of me pretending not to be in pain. I took this photo just after my laser treatment last month, and although I think I hide it well, it felt like every inch of my scarring (minus my face) was on fire 😉 (And as it says- ice packs really are a girls best friend aha)