Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, November 06, 2017

KNEE AND EYEBROW

Question Of The Week 11-6-17

Have you ever needed stitches?

Back in the day before seat-belts in cars, I was standing in the seat at age three. My dad stopped short. I fell forward and hit the ashtray and sliced open my eyebrow. Lots of stitches for that but barely a scar. At age 12 I was walking on a wall and fell, cutting my knee to the bone. Stitches for that and have a scar.

Klutzy as I am, it's astonishing that I have never had stitches

Got hit in the head with a rock and had clamps when I was in elementary school and had stitches when I had a mole removed from my side, and when I had cancer removed from my nose, when I had female surgery and when my ankle was broken.


I believe I have had stitches, as a kid walked blindly into a dark room lined with empty bottles. Ouch. Warm greetings!


Nope! 

Oh my goodness, I could do a whole post on the number of times I got stitches as a kid, as the old saying goes "I have the scars to prove it."

It isn't hard to find mastectomy scars one the web. Mine is called a keyhole scar because it was a circle around the nipple and a straight line going toward my arm pit. It was done that way to spare my skin for the reconstruction that occurred immediately following the mastectomy. To do that an incision made leaving me with a scar that reaches from hip to hip. I don't know how many stitches I got that day. I never asked. My first thought when they woke me up was that it was too much, I wouldn't survive it.

For an accident? No. Following surgery and childbirth? Yes


Once when I was a teenager when I was cutting potatoes and another time when I was about 11 when I got hit on the head with a gym bag. 

I have broken a bunch of stuff but the only stitches have been surgery related. 


Feet. Often. And surgical stitches.

I have broken a finger and a toe, but stitches were all related to oral surgery and a C-section. 


Only after surgery. I have a big scar on my leg that I got as a girl - I’m sure it shoulld have been stitched, but my Mom put a bandage over it and called it good.


Yes...for under my left arm...up near my armpit...around 30 stitches from memory. The accident occurred in 1985.

It was night time, and had arrived home from a long day at work. I'd locked myself out of my house. It was a winter night and it was raining quite heavily.

I made a makeshift ladder out of shifty material and tried to climb through the kitchen window. The shifty material shifted, and so did I!! The hooked window latch caught my underarm and the rest is history. Off to the doctor's surgery I raced.

Fortunately, I had a thick, homemade, hand-knitted jumper/sweater on at the time...and it saved me from further damage.


When I was little I was knocked over by a bike, had my eyebrow are cut with a broken milk bottle, head cut with a stone but never needed sticthes. Had two children & yes I needed stitches! 


Well in surgeries for sure - but the only accident I needed stitches for was for my lip when I was little.

Just surgery stitches - that's it.

After an accident ... No.
After surgery and childbirth ... Yes

All the best Jan






21 comments:

  1. Back in the day before seat-belts in cars, I was standing in the seat at age three. My dad stopped short. I fell forward and hit the ashtray and sliced open my eyebrow. Lots of stitches for that but barely a scar. At ate 12 I was walking on a wall and fell, cutting my knee to the bone. Stitches for that and have a scar.

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  2. Klutzy as I am, it's astonishing that I have never had stitches.

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  3. Got hit in the head with a rock and had clamps when I was in elementary school and had stitches when I had a mole removed from my side, and when I had cancer removed from my nose, when I had female surgery and when my ankle was broken.

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  4. I believe I have had stitches, as a kid walked blindly into a dark room lined with empty bottles. Ouch. Warm greetings!

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  5. Oh my goodness, I could do a whole post on the number of times I got stitches as a kid, as the old saying goes "I have the scars to prove it."

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  6. It isn't hard to find mastectomy scars one the web. Mine is called a keyhole scar because it was a circle around the nipple and a straight line going toward my arm pit. It was done that way to spare my skin for the reconstruction that occurred immediately following the mastectomy. To do that an incision made leaving me with a scar that reaches from hip to hip. I don't know how many stitches I got that day. I never asked. My first thought when they woke me up was that it was too much, I wouldn't survive it.

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  7. For an accident? No. Following surgery and childbirth? Yes

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  8. Once when I was a teenager when I was cutting potatoes and another time when I was about 11 when I got hit on the head with a gym bag.

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  9. I have broken a bunch of stuff but the only stitches have been surgery related.

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  10. Feet. Often. And surgical stitches.

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  11. I have broken a finger and a toe, but stitches were all related to oral surgery and a C-section.

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  12. Only after surgery. I have a big scar on my leg that I got as a girl - I’m sure it shoulld have been stitched, but my Mom put a bandage over it and called it good.

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  13. Yes...for under my left arm...up near my armpit...around 30 stitches from memory. The accident occurred in 1985.

    It was night time, and had arrived home from a long day at work. I'd locked myself out of my house. It was a winter night and it was raining quite heavily.

    I made a makeshift ladder out of shifty material and tried to climb through the kitchen window. The shifty material shifted, and so did I!! The hooked window latch caught my underarm and the rest is history. Off to the doctor's surgery I raced.

    Fortunately, I had a thick, homemade, hand-knitted jumper/sweater on at the time...and it saved me from further damage.

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  14. When I was little I was knocked over by a bike, had my eyebrow are cut with a broken milk bottle, head cut with a stone but never needed sticthes. Had two children & yes I needed stitches!

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  15. Well in surgeries for sure - but the only accident I needed stitches for was for my lip when I was little.

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  16. Just surgery stitches - that's it.

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  17. After an accident ... No.
    After surgery and childbirth ... Yes

    All the best Jan

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  18. A lot of stitches, some accidents, some surgeries.

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  19. Yes! When I was a kid. I was doing the DR. PEPPER song on the diving board and slipped. Cracked my chin on the edge of the pool. That hurt.

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  20. Ten years old, Ten stiches, side of forehead. Missed temple (fatal) by 1/2 inch! Edge of the cement town pool, doing back-flips until too dizzy! Head-ache!

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