I had my third pacemaker implant surgery about a week ago. The first was when I was 2, again at and twelve and then now at 22.
The past ten years I have worked very hard at healing my scar and not being affected by it. I got to a point where it didn’t bother or I hinder me in anyway, sometimes I even forgot it was there until someone asked me about it. But now I have a new scar and it’s bringing me back to how I felt at 13. My new pacemaker is also bigger and has a lumpy look under my skin where the last one wasn’t noticeable.
Does anyone have any advice for helping to lighten and heal scars? Also with the lumpiness and tenderness around the implant. I know that I will have to live with the scars for the rest of my life but I’d still like to improve the appearance of them as best as I can. My mom keeps telling me that they shouldn’t bother me because I’m alive and get to continue living but I feel like it’s normal right after a surgery to feel emotional about what was done to your body.