Second neckline question

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Second neckline question

Postby Daisy4246 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:48 am

After the new neckline op doctors go and they are busy so you don't get to ask anything even though it's your body that has been cut.
With my 2nd neckline there was a cluster of 6 stiches between the 2 on my neck and the exit site. I didn't have this before. When l asked the sister present she said because it was the 2nd time so they had to go to a different part. Yesterday the stitches were taken out and I noticed that there was a fine 1 inch cut there.
I don't get why that is. Being female it affects body image in that it can be seen so easily now with from my tops. I'm glad it works but it just feels it's our bodies and we are not told much about it.
If anyone knows more please let me know. Views and comments are very appreciated.
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Re: Second neckline question

Postby Tibbs » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:18 pm

I had a fairly big nick when I had my neckline put in, and less than a year after, you wouldn't even know it was there. You could just about feel it if you knew where to touch. 4 years later, and I couldn't tell you where it was.
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