Yes, I'm going to talk about scars in this post because I was given a tube of Hiruscar, the scar solution from Switzerland. Warning, may mga kadiri parts! But because I'm vain, I'm going to spare you visuals haha. So here goes: My list of my different kinds of scars!
My stupid scars
That was one ugly wound and my Papa wept over it. "Hindi na pang-Miss Universe ang hita mo!" Of course I never told him why I got that horrible wound kasi malamang binatukan niya ako at sinabihan ng, "Ang landi mo kasing bata ka! Buti nga sa 'yo!"
I should be grateful that the scar is now just a shadowy inch. I didn't get a keloid or anything bad. It's hardly visible. What a relief!
My medical scars
When I was 15 and living in an orphanage in Calaca, Mindoro (that's a story for another day!), boils grew in my left kili-kili. The medical term is hidradenitis suppurativa. Basically, my hair follicles got infected since I used a rusty razor (I couldn't find new razors in the orphanage). I tried to ignore them but every day, dumadami at lumalaki sila. After two weeks, the boils got so bad, I couldn't lower my arm na. As in, para along naka-perpetual royal wave! The little Calaca health center didn't know what to do anymore so I had to go back to Manila. I went straight from the bus station to Manila Doctors Hospital.
At the ER, I was looking at my poor namamagang kili-kili when the doctor came in. OMG. Kamukha lang naman niya si Aga Muhlach! He said, "Let's look at your armpit." Syempre, two weeks na akong hindi nagshi-shave! I die. I die. The guy didn't even blink his beautiful eyes. He just took a scalpel, sliced open my armpit, drained out all the pus, Betadine-d the whole area, slapped some gauze on it and sent me away.
I should be grateful that the scars are in my armpit so they're hidden away. The skin had been so traumatized that it had darkened and the scars had become keloids. Thankfully, his incisions were tiny so they're just these little bumps. Still, I'll never ever get to star in a deodorant commercial!
More scars after the jump...
My "I survived!" scars
No real big story here but Vince says this scar belongs to this category because I survived...the Senate! When I was 24, I worked for a lady senator (who's still a senator today because she lost the presidential and vice-presidential races). Ma'am was a workaholic and she expected everyone in her staff to be just like her. Now, I happened to have been bitten by a mosquito on my left leg. I scratched it and it got infected. I treated it with topical antibiotics but it wouldn't go away.
I asked Ma'am if I could visit a doctor. Ma'am said, "No. Don't you understand that we have to serve the people?" Soon, my mosquito bite became a huge inflamed abscess the size of a golf ball. I asked Ma'am if I could go to a doctor. Ma'am said, "No. The needs of the people first before our own." Finally, my leg had gotten so infected, my lymph nodes sa singit swelled up and may fever na ako. This time, hindi na ako nagpaalam kay Ma'am. I went straight to a doctor who popped that horrible abscess with a sharp scalpel and a spoon. Yes, a spoon. She had to scoop out all the pus. Gross!
I should be grateful that I didn't lose my leg. I do have an awful dark scar from that ordeal. Lesson learned? Yes, we have to put others' needs before our own but not all the frikkin' time!
My mommy scars
To be honest, all the scars above should just be filed under "Stupid Scars." Think about it.
Now the scars under this category are noble and beautiful and loved. Yes, I love my mommy scars. Two pregnancies have resulted to numerous stretch marks all over my stomach, waist and thighs. They are angry and ugly but I am proud of them.
I am grateful for the baby boys that my body carried and though my skin suffered as a result, I have never felt so beautiful!
However, proud as I am of my stretch marks, they are fast disappearing because of Hiruscar. I've been using Hiruscar for a month now--on my bicycle accident scar, my keloid-y armpit scars, my Ma'am scar and my stretch marks. I've seen the most improvement on the stretch marks. That's not a surprise since Hiruscar works on scars not older than two years but I'm very impressed. Considering that the Hiruscar promise is best results after 12 weeks' use, I'm really impressed that I can already see results in just 4 weeks!
I like that the gel is light and easily absorbed. It also smells good. I also like that the ingredients (aloe vera, Vitamin E, Vitamin B3, Allium Cepa Extract, MPS, allantoin) are all natural. Of course what I like best is it works! Walang biro. Even if they say that Hiruscar works best on scars less than two years of age, I'll still apply it on the scars I described above. I have a feeling it will still work kasi yung Ma'am scar ko, parang it's lightening!
What I don't like is I have to massage the gel onto the scars 3-4x a day. Medyo hassle. But hey, it works so I can't complain! I want to try this out on my acne scars next!
You can buy Hiruscar at Mercury Drug, Watsons and South Star Drugstore. The 5g tube costs P319 and the 20g tube is P852. Mas sulit yung 20g tube and I do recommend the bigger tube kasi nga you have to apply it several times a day.
For more information, just go to Hiruscar's Facebook page and like, like, like! I do!
*images from Zombie37, Colourbox, WormsandGermsBlog