Thursday, October 4, 2007

Battle Wounds

My husband likes to call his scars, scrapes, and bruises "battle scars." I guess its a male-thing, trying to make it sound macho.

So, what battle scars do you have? What's their story?

I'll share two:

1) I have a cut/scrape on my arm, just slightly under my elbow. The scar has been there for more than 6 months, so it couldnt have been a trifle thing.... EXCEPT, it was! So trifle that I don't even remember getting it! I have no idea where it came from. I just looked down one morning and saw it. Crazy

2) I have gray/blue-ish marks on my left knee. When I was a child, I fell on some small rocks and gravel near our driveway. I think that I didn't get all the dirt and gravel out, and the skin healed over it. I remember trying to cut it back open to clean it out, but I was such a wimp that I couldnt do it. Well, it didnt kill me so I guess its okay.

6 comments:

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

My knees are scarred up from falling off my bike or just falling in general. One is quite bad. I also have a small scar above my right eyebrow...I was at the beach with my cousins when I was almost 7 and one of my cousins went to throw a seashell into the ocean but instead it hit me and cut me above the eye and I needed stitches.

crazy working mom said...

Yup, I have a big gash out of my knee from a bike wreck.

I have a scar on my chin from falling from the bar stool when I was a kid. It actually required stitches. Funny thing is that hubs has the same scar from the same injury! :)

twilite said...

Hi Becky! Many scars on knees from learning to surf!

Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

just the usual scars from childbirth...

'liya said...

I have something below my elbow too and I also don't know how it got there... very strange as it's a fairly large and dark scar..

gina said...

i have 4 scars...
2 under my bottom eyeslashes (where eyeliner would go)- this how the plastic surgeon reconstructed my face when I crushed the bottom 2/3rds of it in a car accident when I was 16. It's pretty amazing that they could do it all through those little slits and as opposed to most scars- actually make me look better- when I'm swimming people are always like, how do you keep your eyeliner on?!
A large vertical one down my left hip onto leg- same accident ,different problem. My hip was so dislocated they couldn't fit me into the CATSCAN machine (I think that's what they were doing in the ER) so two orderlies hopped on my stretcher and yanked it into place- later we all discovered they had gotten large bone chips in my socket- I had to have it medically redislocated to get the bone chips out and put it back together again.

The last one isn't so traumatic- it's just a C-Section scar from the birth of my 4th daughter- the one they thought would be too big for me to deliver without straining said hip, lo and behold she was only 9.3, I could have delivered her in my sleep- she ended up the littlest of all. Oh well, it was too late. :)