I Just Found Out My Scar Is A Keloid Scar.
About a month ago I fell off my bike and smashed my chin. It was a jagged, ugly cut, and I went straight to the emergency ward at the hospital to sew it up. I had never heard of keloid scarring at this point. Because the cut was on my chin, I asked the nurses and doctor how big the inevitable scar would be. 'Not very big, just a line across your chin that will diminish with time'. I thought as much, and spent the next week keeping it extremely clean as to prevent infection, as I knew it was a jagged, ugly cut. A week later, I got the stitches out and the nurse gasped as she saw the result under the bandage. 'That's not the reaction I wanted to hear', I thought to myself. The doctor at that time didn't mention anything about keloid scarring, so I went about my day prepared to see the healing process out with the natural course of time. I used to have severe acne as a teenager, and now I had this new thing to look at and people notice, it brought up the feelings I used to have and thought were over. It's been a month since that day, and I've had to resort to growing my beard, only to see hair doesn't grow out of the scar. I still decided to not shave as much as I can. There have been comments, and also no comments, but the way a persons eye diverts down to my scar speaks exactly what they've seen anyway. Needless to say, I am quite self conscious about this. I have had injections this morning to try to flatten the scar, as the main problem is that it's a lump which looks plain weird. It's affected my social life, and I can only pray it flattens with this injection. I can truly empathize with anyone who has experienced this type of scarring. I know what you're going through, as I'm currently going through it. Love.