Scar Track

For your grisly viewing pleasure, here is my scar as it has progressed since surgery on May 1. You can judge the progress by either the healing of the scar, or the growth of my beard – your choice. If you’re wondering why I’m sharing scar pics, check out the first 20 seconds of this video from the best football movie ever.

First, a pre-surgery pic.

Pre-Op Neck

The day after surgery (May 2). Notice the bruising:


May 18, two weeks post-surgery.

2013-05-18 16.59.30

June 14:

2013-06-14 12.06.43

And, finally, today (July 12):

2013-07-12 21.44.31

As you can see, it has faded quite a lot. I haven’t been doing anything special to get this to occur. In fact, I was advised to keep it covered for three months for the best aesthetic result, but I gave up after only one month. I have been using Vitamin E cream daily, often more than once a day, but not religiously. All in all, not a bad result.

2 replies on “Scar Track”

Travis, thanks for posting all of this information. I was diagnosed this week after 1/2 of my thyroid being removed when all was planned. No fun to hear you have cancer. I am also doing my PhD, which has to go on hold, as I was on my way to finish. I am frustrated that it is going to take so long. I have to wait until Sept 18 for surgery to remove the rest and then radioactive treatment. I was so glad to find your blog and read what is going to happen for next.

Hi Vicky! My way of dealing with stuff is often writing, so this just seems like the most natural way for me to undertake a bit of self-therapy. That being said, I’m so glad it is in someway helpful (maybe even a little comforting) to someone else. Thank you for your comment, please feel free to keep in touch 🙂

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