Once the wound is completely healed, you may want to reduce the presence of the scar. I’ve used varying methods over the years. Everyone says vitamin E, but honestly, there’s not great evidence that it is the secret to scar removal. There are many great oils that can be used, including basic coconut oil or shea butter. Here are some good remedies for scars from Dr. Axe.
Gratitude & perspective
There’s almost always something to be grateful for, even if we are sick and hurting. Hopefully it is all temporary and we can see healing and recovery progress day by day. I’ve always found gratitude to be an excellent balm that heals many wounds and post-surgery is a good time to count blessings and get perspective on things. A sense of humor always helps…
I have HUGE gratitude for the many medical professionals that got me through this relatively easy gallbladder thing. Easy is a relative term. It didn’t seem so easy the day of surgery! But my docs and all the nursing staff were truly like angels. I have enormous respect for nurses who have always been there for me in times of real vulnerability and even terror. And of course my family and friends who have all been so generous to me during my recovery, especially since I was a bit nuts for a few days… ha ha ha…
Once we are fully healed, we may find out that someone we know has to have similar surgery. Now that you are almost an expert on going through this, you can be of specific help to someone who is anxious or scared. Sharing your experience, strength and hope can make a huge difference to that person and help you in your own recovery in the process. If nothing else, it is a reminder that you have indeed survived it!
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