I Lost My Scar – Have You Seen It?

AdventureI have a very strange story to tell, and no “before” picture to show you, so you’ll have to take my word for it. And as I’m about to explain, an “after” picture would just be silly.

To begin at the beginning… more than twenty years ago, I was the passenger in a car that ran right into a tree. My seat belt saved my life, but I still got banged up quite a bit. I have a lot of stories I could tell about that night, but I’m going to keep this focused to one of the injuries I received – because right now – there is no record of that injury. It’s like, it never happened.

Let me explain. I was sitting in the back seat, and somehow I cut my eyelid very badly. I didn’t lose consciousness but I really don’t know how that happened. Anyway, the surgeon who stitched my eyelid back together was pretty impressed at the extent of the injury. He was fascinated actually. Mostly because, I still had an eyelid. There wasn’t much holding it to the rest of me, and, my eye didn’t receive a scratch. It was a pretty miraculous injury (the rest of me took the brunt of the force, but I’ll save those stories for another time).

Over the next ten years, the second question people would always ask me (after my name), was, “What happened to your eye?” That’s just human nature, curiosity with a little rudeness on the side.

Though my surgeon was convinced I would want plastic surgery, I strongly disagreed. Yes, you could see my scar, but it really didn’t bother me, and I’ve never tried to do anything to it at all. And today, I noticed, the scar is missing. I mean, the ridge that has crossed from the middle of my right eye, with a starting bump – to the corner of my eye – is one hundred percent gone. My eyelid is perfectly smooth. I know the scar so well I could draw it for you, but it is gone!

For the last two months, I’ve been treating my face for “severe dry skin” that is now actually doing really well. It was peeling horribly, and felt so tight after a shower that my face actually hurt. Anyway, a friend recommended Emu oil to me, and I am a huge fan of Frankincense since it helps reduce moles and sunspots (so it seemed great to help heal my face). Basically, Frankincense is awesome and a wonderful healing Essential Oil, simply one of my must-haves. So after washing my face in the morning and evening, I have been taking two drops of Frankincense Oil, and adding two pumps of Emu Oil to my hand, and massaging the mixture into my face. I’ve noticed over the last few days that even though it’s still winter, I no longer have “winter skin”. My face is pretty happy. And, I seem to have erased my scar. I would never have thought it could be possible to make a scar disappear that was more than twenty years old, and honestly, I wouldn’t have tried. I’m kind of in shock.

So, there you go… Emu Oil and Frankincense Essential Oil, they work magic. But I kind of miss my scar. I think scars are like the skin’s adventure map – they show where you’ve been, and I lost one of my markers. It’s a bit odd.

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