My open heart surgery scar still shows through my gray chest hair even after 6 years - I don't think about it. But I do recall my wife saying something about it a few days ago when I was about with my shirt off.
Of course there are mental as well as physical scars. Both must be accepted and in a way that does not decrease out quality of life. I am grateful my scars are so minor they are easy to wear and live with.
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