Scars are diamonds

Due to a chemotherapy procedure I ended up with a nickel sized scar near my right shoulder blade, whenever I would go out I’d cover it with makeup and thought to myself “one day I’ll save enough money to fix it surgically”.


 Months later I had a hip replacement and a muscle flap and 4 months after that, an amputation. All in all the surgeries left me with a scar of about 30 in long from abdomen to back. This was what I used to describe as my Frankeinsteinesque body and suddenly the nickel sized scar was the least of my worries.


“We all have scars, inside and out. We have freckles from sun exposure, emotional trigger points, broken bones, and broken hearts.
However our scars manifest, we need not feel ashamed but beautiful.
It is beautiful to have lived, really lived, and to have the marks to prove it. It’s not a competition—as in “My scar is better than your scar”—but it’s a testament of our inner strength.
It takes nothing to wear a snazzy outfit well, but to wear our scars like diamonds? Now that is beautiful.”

-Alexandra Foss


-Mama Cax

7 thoughts on “Scars are diamonds

    • Also wanted to add that I’m a fellow sarcoma survivor…diagnosed the first time at age 15 then it came back at 18&19. Been NED for 13 years but now have lung issues and had one lung removed about 2.5 years ago…ongoing infections and issues since then including a big surgery this week…thanks again for being who you are!


      • Thanks so much! It was 10 hours but went well. Speaking of scars, I ended up with 2 that are 10″+ (sternum and leg) so I’ll keep thinking about that quote! I’m recovering faster than anyone thought but still a ways to go!


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  2. Scars are beautiful cz they remind us of our strength to withstand what hurt us. I have a scar in my stomach where as a child hot water poured on me. On my right leg I have a scar I got from been cut by iron sheets. All this remind me of the courage I withstood


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