Monday, August 6, 2012

The Story Behind The Scar: Sarah's Story

For the third part of my Story Behind the Scar series (see Part 1, my story and Part 2, Jessie's story), Sarah from  Whimsical Mumblings has offered to share her story with us. Sarah, it means so much to me that you would take the time to tell us about your scars, especially since I know this was a hard story for you to share!










I must have thousands of scars all over my body. I have quite a funny scar on my hip, where I flew off a child’s roundabout at a local playground. Haha.









I am going to be talking about the large amount of small scars all over my legs.






I have suffered from pretty bad eczema for my whole life. I’ve always had small scars on my legs, and I’ve tried all kinds of tablets, creams, soaps and nothing gets rid of it. I am a really bad itcher. Yup, I itch like crazy. Generally it’s just when I’m stressed, so most of the time, when I’m calm, I don’t tend to itch. The trouble is though, where ever I have scratched turns into a scar. So every teeny tiny bit of eczema turns into a scar. I itch when I’m stressed, and I get stressed because I itch. It’s a vicious circle.






I’ve tried. Not anything drastic like surgery but I’ve tried all the different types of scar healing creams you can buy.  I’ve tried homemade remedies, I’ve tried herbal remedies. Nope, nothing. Still there. I don’t know if I could live with them forever if they don’t even start to disappear. Truthfully they do make me unhappy.
I can’t wear skirts, I can’t wear shorts unless I wear thick tights or leggings.
I boil in the summer because I’m too hot under so many layers, but I don’t want anyone to see. I don’t want people to be freaked out, or worse, feel sorry for me.
I wish I didn’t have them, I wish there was some miracle cure, but there’s not. I’m not having surgery, so I’ll just have to cope I guess.
Luckily, my boyfriend doesn’t mention them, so I feel a bit more comfortable and he’s gradually helping me build up my confidence again.
Hopefully one day, they’ll fade enough for me to be able to get my legs out.
Until then, thankfully I’ve got a massive amount of tights & fake tan.


Thank you again so much for sharing your story and this little part of yourself with all of us. Everyone make sure you stop by her blog to show her some love and tell her how wonderful she is :) And I hope that everyone can walk away from the posts in these series remembering...
Photo by me, Modeling by my roommate
Whether your scars are physical, emotional, or even both... you are so much more than them or their story. And don't you ever forget it :)

//EDIT//
If you're interested in being a part of this series, please email me at lindsaywright.tx@gmail.com! I would love to share your story with my readers.

20 comments:

  1. This is a really great post :)

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  2. I really want to email her as I have similar skin issues from my eczema but I can't find an email address on her blog.

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    1. hi... do u have the solution for this similar skin issue... please email me... ngle_28@yahoo.com
      thanks.

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  3. I love these posts, i have a massive scar on my head that i was embarrased about for a long time! xx

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  4. Thanks for posting this. :)
    And Abby, my email is whimsicalmumblings@ymail.com

    All my love,
    Sarah xox

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  5. Thank you for posting this. Love the story behind the scar. I have so many scars as well; they tell stories. Love the blog.

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  6. Wow my legs look just like yours and I have always been self conscious about them. Thanks for sharing your story.

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  7. Hi!
    I'm so happy that you shared your story, because I have the same problem, my legs look just like yours! I'm so happy I'm not alone. I'm thinking about surgery though...

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  8. thank you for sharing your story. I have the same problem like you. I always hide my scars by wearing tights and leggings. I just want them to be gone.

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  9. Has anyone found a way to fade these scars on legs. I have the exact same problem and I don't want to spend another summer in jeans! It's too hot here. My email is cteffeteller@hotmail.com

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  10. hello I'm french and i have many scars on my legs too, but it is because car crash!!
    I spend every summer on jeans... My email is : biboumou@hotmail.fr

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  11. omg my legs look literally like that as well. I suffer from eczema pretty severely as well. Please Email me too :) sharonjiang123@gmail.com ah its crazy to see another person suffering something i've had my whole life.

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  12. Your story is truly touching. I also have the same problem. I have jeans, pants, tights, leggings--you name it--and the worse part of it is that I live in Hawaii, where--trust me--it is so hard to not wear shorts and the like. No one really understands this except those who suffer from it. I try hard not to become bitter hearing other girls talk about their minor skin problems that I would be so lucky to have instead. I am grateful for blogs like these to remind me I am not alone. Thank you.

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  13. This is very touching, dear you not the only one suffering from bad scares that block you from being normal and wear any type of outfit as you please. I am a 20 Year old lady I am suffering from the same problem and i am so uncomfortable with the way my skin looks, i only wear jeans, long skirts and dresses.

    sometimes i find my self buying shorts that i end up not wearing, The worse part my friends don't understand they push me to wear shorts if we going out to the beach or something which is something i am not comfortable with, sometimes i just prefer not to join them

    It good to see that i am not the only one.

    Thank you.

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  14. thanks for sharing your story, my legs look like yours and being a teen its made me feel like an outcast. email me beckaniya@gmail.com

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  15. I thought I am the only one with this kind of situation. Since I was I kid, I never enjoyed wearing shorts and skirts, I am living in a tropical country and it was so hard for me to wear jeans all the time. This is the reason why I hate the beach. I never had a chance to learn how to swim and the worst part is, I even dropped my swimming class during my college days because of this. I never thought of tanning lotion and thanks to you I now have an idea.

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  16. Same here. My legs also look like yours and I already tried creams and others but they don't work so please email me kimclairedaguro@yahoo.com

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  17. you're not alone. i have same skin like yours. and i feel so stress because of this. and sometimes i feel so jelalous of the girls who can wear a mini dress and short pants. i really want to wear it but i can't:( i tried so many product but it just wasting money and it dont work on me. please email me tamaraapusparini@yahoo.co.id
    btw, HALLO i'm from Indonesia hehe

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  18. My eczema got worst while I was pregnant but since I refuse to apply anything while pregnant it just became so depressing for me. I've tried 3 specialists and none worked until my 4th specialist and she told me to do a bleach bath and application of a steroid ointment afterwards. It was AMAZING ING I kid you not redness itchiness was gone in just 2 days. Sadly the damage has been done so I've been going to a cosmetology clinic now to do a sensitive light peel and some lightening cream for my scarring. Hopefully by the end of the year I'll be able to wear skirts dresses shorts.. check with your Dr first before you try anything.

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