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I Have a Scar

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    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F May 21

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    I Have A Scar On The Right Side Of My Head.

    I have a scar on the right side of my head and have had to have brain surgery twice. Once in June 1997 the other being in twelve years later in September 2009.I had to have brain surgery as I had a tumour, according to the hospital I was born with the tumour. I had no affects...
    UnhappySmiles UnhappySmiles 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    I have scars all over.

    On my forearms; those are the most prominent, since I cut as deep as I could a decade ago in an attempt to kill myself - which worked - though I was brought back to life a few minutes later as they were about to call time of death, or so they told me. I have scars also along my...
    KoopyKoop KoopyKoop 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    When your legs don't work like they used to

    beforeAnd I can't sweep you off of your feetWill your mouth still remember the taste of my love?Will your eyes still smile from your cheeks?Darling I will be loving you 'til we're 70And baby my heart could still fall as hard at 23And I'm thinking 'bout howpeople fall in love in...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    I have three 8 inch scars on my thigh from

    when I cut. I really hope they end up going away at some point. I'm not sure if they will because they've been there for 9 months and are still very visible.
    bmo7987 bmo7987 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is the story as I was told it.

    When I was a baby at the tender age of 9months old, my father put me on the couch instead of my playpen and went upstair. There was a coffee table in fromt of the coich that had a perculatot on it brewing coffee. I crawled off the couch onto the floor and pulled the cord...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 9

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    I have scars whether they be emotional scars

    or physical. Every scar I have tells a story. I hate my physical scars they make me feel less beautiful. But every scar I have tells a story of heartbreak and sorrow. I am ashamed of some of my scars but I look at them now and am proud because I'm stronger now. Even my...
    crimsonrosebud crimsonrosebud 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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    On my left elbow it has some grey in it ,

    was told it was dirt under my skin due to being hit by a car at 3 and a half yrs. old .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 3 Responses May 30

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    When I was small child,

    I had open heart surgery. I was only 3 years old and I had a septum dysfunction. My family and all my loved ones almost lost me forever. I almost died. What happened was my heart functioned like anyone else's. But when it came to pressure, my heart didn't pump hard enough to...
    Shoptaw Shoptaw 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    All my life I've been perceived

    as weak, incapable, less than others. This is about real life and real courage. COURAGE CAN'T ALWAYS BE SEEN There are times like this that courage must pursue Because it isn't enough to just sit around and stew There are times when the odds are totally against you But the...
    deepscar deepscar 46-50, F 7 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I've got a few : Kneecap : I use to have a

    four wheels so we put down cement behind the house so I could move it easier? Idk, I don't remember the plan behind it, but it was there. The problem was that the cement wasn't flattened. So I'm running around with my friends and I slipped and cut my knee open on the cement. I...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    At 20 years old I made a bad decision.

    I stayed up all night and then in the morning decided it was a good idea to drive down state. I was seeking something, to fill a void in my life. Unfortunately, it wasn't what I needed or wanted. I drove home, but on the way there I lost track. I remember the flight to the...
    tryingtogetbacktome tryingtogetbacktome 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    I call my scars, battle wounds

    because it shows that I have fought something and conquered it. For me all of my scars are from surgeries. I have 5 scars all made in the same month. The biggest scar is on my back from scoliosis surgery. I thought that would be my only scar. Well, I had complications and I...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 1, 2014

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    I have a big scar going down my back from the

    surgery I got a few years ago and tody I wore a shirt that showed it a lil and asked my mom if u could see it but she told me it was cool because that scar has a story behind it that other people can't tell it but me I think to my self that's right it's my battle wound and I...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 29

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    Scars are reminders of your life- A timeline- A

    map. I love reading everyone's stories. Many of our scars come with pain and tears--- but when you get to share them with others, it almost becomes a life lesson for everyone. It's weird how a simple imperfection that could've happened years ago, holds such a strong memory.
    magicalaughter magicalaughter 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was only 7 when I was hit by a bus.

    11 years later and Im still trying to accept my scars. Some days are better than others but I still wonder what life would be like without them and the pain of the memory. ❤️
    caro11 caro11 18-21, F 2 Responses May 15

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    one on my wrists from a hot glue gun

    and one behind my ear from surgery.
    ma11ory ma11ory 16-17, F May 25

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    I was so happy cause i could finally peal a

    orange haha yes im 21 i know right.... But then to make it official i guess i had to have a ceremony with blood haha # ripmythumb
    Nicolej94 Nicolej94 18-21, F Jun 3

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    When I was a baby, one of my older cousins

    scratched my face so deep I will forever have this scar on my cheek. My family hated me since I was a baby. what did I do to them, geez?
    constancemariefat constancemariefat 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 1

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    I have scars on my arm from Self-Harming.

    I don't hate them. Yeah, I wish I had less, but I wouldn't trade them. In fact, I think they're pretty ways of reminding me that I overcame the pain. I fought the depression and I won. They remind me not to cut again and remind me that I have a bright future. 4 and a half...
    AmberJoy96 AmberJoy96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2014

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    Lucia And Me.

    One day i was babysitting my three year old cousin Lucia. We were laying on the couch watching barbie princess, and i was holding her in my arms. Lucia:Han-han, what are these?*points at my wrist* Me:Theyre battle scars. Lucia:From what? Me:From a very bad war that never hould...
    SilentlyLost SilentlyLost 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    I was born with a too tight airpipe

    and had to get tracheotomy done. No problems since 2 years old, but the scar is big and it's there.
    lindamerja lindamerja 26-30, F 1 Response May 16

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    Had a tumor removed from my right breast.

    So I call it "Frankenboob".
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 9, 2014

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    Proud Of My Scar

    I decided, many years ago, that I'd make my wreck a cool thing. This was tricky since I was hit by a drunk driver and it wasn't my fault (except if you listened to all of my older Christian relatives-"What was she doing out so late?").After some years of people looking down on...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 24 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    I have been cutting myself

    for 2 years now and nobody has noticed. I'm happy about it so nobody will worry but I think to myself. Wow. Nobody cares to look or ask of I am okay. But anyway I cut because I am bullied a lot about my face and because I'm bisexual and because of my thighs (thunder thighs) but...
    LyricalLifee LyricalLifee 16-17, F 15 Responses Jan 7, 2014

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    When I was 3 it is actually something I can

    laugh about... So I was sitting next to my greatdane hogsmeat and I was watching a movie that was on the tv (my dog was about 1 year old now) a 'scary part' made me jump and I reflexively clung onto the dog and hugged it around its neck (not a smart thing to do .-.) it bit me...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F 1 Response May 20

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    Scars

    Some people go to the dermatologist to get rid of a scar. Others use concealer and makeup to hide their scars. The lengths we go through to hide ones scars. But not to understand and learn to appreciate that very scars purpose in ones life. A scar is an experience. It describes...
    ash1a ash1a 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    Sugarplums1 Sugarplums1 22-25, F 1 Response May 7

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    It's On My Heart

    Not all scars are visible, some are deep inside, not showing where others may see, until they are in your heart.
    308shooter 308shooter 56-60, M 13 Responses May 16, 2012

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    My Scars

    Every scar tells a story and the story is always interesting, unique, and personal. Our scars become part of who we are and tell of what it took to get here. My most prominent scars tell the story of a car accident I had several years ago and how I had to learn to stand and...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    When I was a baby, one of my older cousins

    scratched my face so deep I will forever have this scar on my cheek. My family hated me since I was a baby. what did I do to them, geez?
    constancemariefat constancemariefat 22-25, F Jun 1

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    I have lots of them all over.

    ..most are caused by my clumsiness, some are caused by cutting when I was younger, and 3 of them (the most noticeable) are caused by surgery I had when I was 11. ._.
    Waffl3s Waffl3s 13-15 1 Response May 29

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    I have scars! Plural.

    Several .... and all from my breast cancer. One is from my port and two are on my breasts from my mastectomies. But they are beautiful because they are evidence that I fought breast cancer and won! :) (Okay I didn't always feel this way but it is how I'm feeling today.)
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2014

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    18 Scars And Counting

    I'm 20 years old and have 18 scars from 5 surgeries in the past 2 years. I have three more surgeries scheduled and will have many more following for as long as I may live. I'm not writing this for sympathy but to tell you to embrace your scars. Scars are badges of courage not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    On my chin. Hit a table

    when I was four. Is what I've been told. It's boring so I tell people ridiculous things like: fell from a 3 story building, shark attack, head butted by nosey children.... Some people actually believe it and I'm like: dude. I'm joking
    maroonmonsterchip maroonmonsterchip 13-15, F 2 Responses May 30

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    Yeah, when I was in high school a semi–truck

    hit me and i put my head through the window. I was knocked out but then I came to and started driving again. I was unaware of what I was doing and I drove into some other cars and then through a big fence onto someone's lawn. I was later told that there was so much blood from my...
    ZeroCircle ZeroCircle 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 2, 2014

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    I used to cut when I had really bad flash backs

    of my abuse. So I have a scar from it. I wasn't thinking right when I did it. I wish I can take it back. It doesn't look as bad as it used to.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 13

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    That won't go away. They're constant reminders

    of the things I went through and I conquered. I'm surprised I'm still alive
    SimplyHumann SimplyHumann 13-15, T 2 Responses Jun 7

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    I have a scar on the back of my ankle,

    and it happened when I was 7, I was sitting in my sisters room, and I wanted to get out, but my brother was blocking the doorway, so I tried to squeeze through between him and the wall and there was a metal closet on the wall, and I fell, and slit the back of my ankle, it hurt...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    My ex boyfriend once gave a 2 roses.

    11 were real and one was fake, and said that when the last rose dies I will stop loving you.
    roella roella 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2014

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    I have 300 scars. 200 on my wrists to my

    shoulders. 57on my thighs and 43 on my stomach. Just because of 13 years of life... I tried to kill myself in my last year of primary school (12). I had a counsellor sent I for an hour a day but I never talked. Do you want to know why? Because at 12 I had so many problems that...
    monster04 monster04 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    I like all my scars, bar the big one.

    its not in a position to be a conversation starter, its not in a position to look badass while im at the beach. You'd only see it if you were getting intimate with me... And then you'll be in for quite a shock.
    onegap onegap 18-21, M May 25

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    I can't even believe i can say this

    but it's been 5 months with no self harm n all the scars are starting to fade. Life feels finally worth it
    laceyaliyah laceyaliyah 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 10, 2014

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    Have a curved scar on my shoulder from a heart

    op when I was a toddler. managed to convince some of the kids I look after that it's a shark bite
    kerrmit84 kerrmit84 31-35, M Jun 4

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    As I cut deeper and deeper then tears stop all

    I feel is num I hear her voice in my head telling my I am a mistake over and over I pick up the blade and cut another time as it goes in to my skin the blood starts to flow I can't stop I tell my self I'm soo hurt by my family I asks my self why why me all I want to do is make...
    alina10912 alina10912 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    A memory from school,

    still remembering that day like yesterday
    viperguy96 viperguy96 18-21, M May 7

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