If you’re left with scars, it can make a big impact on your confidence. Suddenly, your body is left with strange marks all over it & your whole image has changed. They can be unsightly at first & I’d recommend using Bio-Oil if you want them to fade quickly.
To be honest, I’ve always been conscious about the fact that I’m so pale rather than the fact that I have scars & people don’t always notice them anyway. I’ve got one on my neck & one on my chest from the Hickman line & the big one that’s on my leg.
By the time that you come out of treatment, your whole view on the world will probably have changed – you’ll end up thinking who has the perfect body anyway?!
To me, scars are a sign of strength (and actually quite a good talking point!) and quite frankly, without them, I wouldn’t be here.
People occasionally stare if I’m wearing shorts but other than that, I hardly even notice they’re there myself!
Embrace your scars. Learn to love the new you with scars or without them. Your confidence may take a knock but over the course of seven years, I’ve actually grown quite attached to my scars – they show what I’ve been through and how far I’ve come.
Think of it as a tattoo to show that you beat cancer,
P.S Remember to use a high factor sunscreen on new scars! x