Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Scar-y Spice

Luckily it’s starting to get warm because I want my scars to be seen.  I don’t know if that’s normal - you’d think that most people that have surgery or anything else that leaves them with scars wants them covered.  Not me.  I guess I am weird like that.  As soon as the tape was off I wanted them out in the open.  I don’t do it too often at work as I also tend to cover my tattoos, but the weekends are a free for all.

I wear halter tops, tank tops, strapless maxi dresses, really anything that will expose my back (and hopefully my pitter, too).  I’ve even resorted to cutting up shirts - or “altering” them as I say.  They were t-shirts reborn into tank tops.  And I like them that much better.  Now they have a little more personality and they also show off my scars in all the right ways.

I guess my hope is that someone will ask.  But, lets face it - the only people that will have the balls to ask me what the scars are from are children.  Children and maybe the elderly.  Oh, we can’t forget drunk people.  Yes, children, the elderly and drunks.  Hmmm….I wonder where they would all be in one place?  I think my best bet would be convalescent home on Christmas Eve.   Families coming to visit nanna on a holiday bringing her favorite festive drink - egg nog, with brandy - to which ‘drunk uncle’ will pour himself a few more than everyone else.  Would that happen?  Possibly.  Would I be there?  Possibly not.

Regardless if someone or no one asks, I’m embracing the shit out my scars; I think they add a little pirate pizzazz…I actually kind of dig the way they look.  I’m stoked that I feel this way because do you know how much of a bummer that would be if I hated them?  That would suck.

The hubs actually brought up a point today - What do you expect to accomplish with the people that don't ask?  I don't know.  Honestly, I don't know.  He said that maybe I should have a sign or something saying "Curious?  Just ask!"  I thought that was a really good idea, but not sure if I'd actually follow through with it.  You would assume that someone fully exposing their scars, even wearing a shirt that was obviously cut, wouldn't mind being asked - but of course, it's "rude" to ask what the nature of our scars are.  Maybe I do need a button or something silly like that; I'd absolutely love to talk to strangers about them :)


  1. Hmmm...maybe a t-shirt that reads "Curious about the scars? Ask me! They have stories to tell!"

    Al @ BITNP

    1. I think I need to do something because I really don't mind talking about them - I'm actually surprised that no one has asked yet...because I am constantly wearing tanktops, constantly - even if I'm cold. Maybe some stickers, like a "my name is: Melanoma". Ohhh....I kind of like that....