I realized what I now have is a visible reminder of the battle I am fighting . Every time I catch a glimpse of my incision or at this moment feel it healing, I am reminded to fight. My own body has been attacked, but I am fighting back. I am willing to do whatever necessary to rid myself of this invader. Surgery was the first step, but it will not be the last.
Will I scar? Probably. I look at my incision and can't imagine how I wouldn't scar. But, that scar is a visible reminder of the battle I am fighting. I hope to one day be able to look at it and see it as a visible reminder of my victory.
In the Selection series by Kiera Cass, America Singer talks about scars and says
“The best people all have some kind of scar.” Some are visible, some are not. But, everyone who fights ends up with some form of scar.
― Chris Cleave, Little Bee
― Rose Kennedy