Bio Oil and my scar story

Hiiii lovelies.

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week and that you’re ready for the weekend.

A little while ago Bio Oil sent me this very handy (and beautiful) first aid/Scar care kit (which I took with me to Rocking the Daisies but thankfully didn’t have to use). I thought now was the perfect time to tell you about my scar story and how Bio Oil really is a winning scar treatment.

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Just over a year ago, on a casual Monday night, while washing some dishes, I broke a glass. I had small cuts all over my hand and wrist, but nothing looked serious. My wrist was pretty sore, but I thought I had maybe just hit in on the counter in the shock of breaking the glass.

The next morning when I woke up I could hardly move my fingers, I tried to get dressed but couldn’t and ended up phoning my dad in tears telling him I didn’t know what to do and that I thought I had broken my wrist. I’ve broken both wrists in the past, so I knew what that ‘bone sore’ feels like, and it most certainly felt like that.

Of course, it was my right wrist, so I couldn’t drive or do anything, my amazing dad had to take the day off work, fetch me from my flat and take me to my doctor. At the doctor I explained to him what had happened, and that I thought I had broken my wrist. He looked at my fingers and wrist, and said it didn’t look like a break but that I should have an xray anyway.

Off to the hospital I went for an xray, with my patient dad waiting for me, then back to the doctor to see the xray. When I got back to the doctor’s rooms, I was called into his office and shown my xray. Believe it or not, there was a tiny piece of glass lodged between the two bones in my wrist. It was a little triangle that was literally wedged into my bone, that was why it was so sore and why I thought I had broken my wrist.

After a bit of shock, I was told I had to go into hospital for an operation to remove this piece of glass from my wrist. The orthopedic surgeon I saw was amazing, and thankfully didn’t alert me to how stressed he was that I might lose the use or the feeling in my hand (or both) until after the surgery was successful.

A week after the surgery I could start to use my hand again slowly, and about two weeks later I had my stitches removed and got my first look at the scar on my wrist, which was red and raised and looked like I’d tried to end my life. Not great.

Thanks to months and months of using Bio Oil and giving my scar a lot of love, it really doesn’t look that bad anymore. I’m not getting any more weird looks and I don’t get a huge fright every time I look at my wrist.

Do you have any successful scar treatment stories and have you given Bio Oil a try?

Let me know.

Love,

Jess

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2 comments

  1. Hiya,
    How long after surgery, did you start using bio oil?
    Thanks Sarah

    1. Hi Sarah – I started using it as soon as my skin had fully healed (and the bandage was taken off) think it was about 2 weeks after surgery.

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