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  • My dr suggested either that or Mederma to get rid of the scar. Mederma makes my skin break out...$22 for nothing. Bio-oil is meant to make scars less visible and break down. The good part is that it is soothing and scent is quite pleasant. It feels good and so encourages me to rub it (gently) onto the scar area...which kind of helps because that's where the lump in my throat is...not so much scar tissue but the positioning of the fusion and plate....and especially the swelling after the accident. You can get it at a Rite-Aid or Walgreens. If they don't have it, ask for it....its amazing. And it helps too 'cuz I smell pretty! ha ha.....

    How's it going for you Karen? I've been thinking about you. Yesterday I had a lovely but super busy day out. How was the party? My husband took me to an outlet where we were meeting my daughter's best friend's parents to switch kids (ha ha). It was supposed to be a 4 or 5 hour outing. It turned into 12 hours...thanks to traffic!!!! Thank God for Vicoden!!!! ha ha...

    How are you feeling today after your very busy weekend and holiday? I'm thinking of you...hope that makes you smile for a moment today! LOL
  • My doc told me the lump is actually my thyroid swelling... and that it is caused by him pushing it to the side during surgery. He noted that if I change position the lump goes away, and he's right. He also said it would take a few months to completely clear-up, but that if it didn't after a year to return and he'd shave any scar tissue that may bind to it.

    My lump went away within the first 2 months... rarely bothers me now, and is more of a "click" than an irritating lump.

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  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    You can get Bio Oil at most major drug store chains. It's usually near body lotion display areas. I too broke out from mederma. Since Mederma is made wiht natural plant botanicals, and I have hay fever, it all made sense. So if you try Mederma for scar reduction try it on an area away from the incision first and leave it for 24 hrs.
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
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