Saturday, April 10, 2010

Her Scar’s Story

Can you remove this scar?”

“No, only change it.” She looks deflated. I ask “What happened?”

My ex-husband stabbed me,” she quietly says.

“I’m sorry. I can’t remove the scar or it’s history. We’ll give it a new story.”


“A new scar. Let it’s story begin there.”

She smiles.


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Margaret Polaneczky, MD (aka TBTAM) said...

I tell my daughters that "Every Scar is a story." Sometimes I guess the story is one you might want to forget. This was a lovely post.

ER's Mom said...

Thanks for giving her a new way of looking at a person instead of a victim.

Gizabeth Shyder said...

You have a unique talent for bringing tears to my eyes - and I'm not one for much crying. I read this Saturday at my mom's house and was blown away. I read it to my mom and two other people over the weekend. Similar reactions.

Ramona - this is your best, for me. It is amazing. I am dumbfounded by your ability to relate to this women on such a personal level - and give her such wonderful advice and support. Each and every patient you have (and friend) is lucky to have you in their life.