Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Incisions and Adhesive

I am thankful that I live in a time after doctors found a better place for the incision of a c-section.  In days past the incision would be a vertical cut in the stomach almost obliterating the belly button and making a natural birth virtually impossible in future pregnancies.  Now, the incision is horizontal and lower on the abdomen.  I can barely see where the incision was, thus, making the scar basically undetectable.  Plus, barring another baby in a breech presentation the possibility of a natural birth is at a higher percentage.

My husband just asked, "Your blogging about your incision?"

Well, it's not so much the incision that I wanted to tell you about.  It was more of a set up for the next part.

You would think that with such a major surgery the scar would be the biggest remnant left of the whole procedure.  However, for me, that is not the case.  In recent years I have noticed that I have an adhesive sensitivity.  They marked me with an allergy but there wasn't a whole lot they could do to avoid using adhesive on my now very tender skin.  Needless to say, I have some scars left from tape and other adhesive typ things they used to sew me up. 

An unlikely battle scar.  Although, I find it highly entertaining and laugh.  Now the nurses understand why I didn't want to just let them RIP my bandages off.  ha ha ha!!!


  1. Hmmm .. let me just say that at some point (and I'm not sure how far down the road it was) I got so tired of wanting to itch and not being able to that I got up in the middle of the night and ripped the suckers off. I never regretted it one bit... and yes, I had nasty red welts underneath.

  2. that is interesting...I actually have what seems like a minor allergy to anything that gets stuck on my skin. Bandaids, patches, tape, etc all leave me with a terrible skin irritation and marks that stay on my skin for weeks and weeks.