Dr. Davisson just called and said that he consulted with two other Thoracic Surgeons in Southern California and they both agreed that my surgery has to be a Sternotomy.
He DID promise to "keep me looking good," though. So I guess I've got that going for me. Here's what a typical Sternotomy scar looks like, just so you can see how awesome I get to be in a month. I believe this one isn't fully healed, hopefully mine will be less prominant once it's all healed up.
And for the geeks like me, here's a fun fact: Skeet Ulrich has a Sternotomy scar too! You can hardly see his, which is comforting. He wears it well. I only hope I can too.


bethmorrissey said...

That's about how mine looked at first - I can't believe how quickly it really does heal up. I'm into month 6 post-op now and it looks red still and a little raised, but that's easily covered-up. I can go days now without even thinking about it, something I wouldn't have believed about six months ago! lol! Best of luck with your operation!!

Holly Moore said...

Hey! I just read what is going on! Let me know if I can do anything- I had no idea what you've been going through. I'm glad you're able to get this surgery so you can get your body healthy, what a blessing you have great insurance! Anyhow, let me know if you need anything! You're in my prayers!!