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Mercedes incision

Hi, my scar is gown my chest and across to my tight. I keep meaning to ask my consultant why I was fortunate to to not have the Mercedes scar. Do any of you guys have the same scar as mine and have asked the question that I keep forgetting to ask. Come on Alf help me out here πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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Hi Poobear,

I have the Lexus one, never really saw the point in the question but did think about it.

Mark

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I have the same as you the Lexus. I didn't even realise there were other types. What's the Mercedes like?

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😁

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Look guys... just be greatfull they didn’t give you an Audi !!!

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A mini would be nice! lol

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Beat me to it Alf!

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So no takers for Tonka trucks then?

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Don't even think about a Subaru !

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All the scars are tight for a good few months it's awful having the Mercedes as a woman with big boobs I couldn't wear a bra for a year πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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What's the Mercedes like jojo? I had no idea until today that there were different types for liver transplant. Alf

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It's a straight across cut on the chest from left to right and then a little down ... If you go to my profile have a look down my posts you will see a pic of before and after x

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Oh Right! Thanks jojo, will take a look.

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Found it jojo. Yours is much higher. is that the cut that they do for women? seems sensible if so, you could still wear a bikini without scar being visible!

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I'm planning on wearing my mankini next summer. It's nice! (In Borat voice)

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Think it may be a while for me! lol

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I mean that I'm proud of my scar , I just need a better body to before I think of showing it off! lol

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You'll get there, slowly but surely 😊

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On of those striped victorian bathing suits with the arms and legs would do me! Forget the bathing machine I wouldn't have the strength to pull it into the sea! lol

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πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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I’m sorry but you guys at cracking me up at 5:15am after a painful procedure on my lower back.

As we’re on the subject of scars, I have a bullet hole on my right tummy where my Ileostomy used to be. Plus a very busy motorway system after 30 plus surgeries and surgical procedures.

I have so many hip to hip motorways with only one exit; which if you miss, will put you on a one way system to pick up your violin🎻, meet your maker, choose a fluffy cloud (☁️ or⛅️ ), relax on the cloud and play tuneless music. πŸ˜‚ πŸ‘Ό 🎻

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Hehe penny very funny 😁. But also poorpooor you aaaggghhh. Good you can laff about it!

Miles

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If I don’t laff I will cry my eyes πŸ‘€ out and end up with an almighty migraine. Then I will get angry with all the other annoying inanimate objects in my house and lie in ambush ready to tear my long suffering Carer; limb from limb. I wonder why she hasn’t quit. They don’t usually last this long.... πŸ€”πŸ€¨ I wonder what she’s got planned for me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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No it's the same for guys as well as been mentioned it's for mankinis as well (waiting for the pics as well kldn) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Yours is much higher than KLDN's That's why I wondered if that's the womans cut.

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Oh I have never noticed it was that much higher to be honest I don't know a lot of women with the Mercedes cut either most people seem to have a lexus

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I did joke with the surgeon just before my transplant, I said "This is going to be keyhole surgery isn't it?" He had a good laugh and it certainly lightened the moment!

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πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ Classic πŸ˜‚

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No joke, the wife asked me if that’s the way they did it.

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That's what I call wishful thinking!! lol

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Yup

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Might be possible one day. They could suck out the sick liver then pump in some sort of memory liquid made from your own stem cells that solidifies and takes the shape of the old liver... Boom! Been watching too much Sci-Fi I know πŸ˜…

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They are actually working on ideas right now with the hopes of getting the liver to repair itself, I dare say that it will happen. Just look how technology has come on in the last 50 years. Certainly 50+ years ago none of us would have stood a chance! The good thing is (for medical science anyway) technology is moving faster and faster!

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Star Trek? πŸ˜‰

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My teenage daughter thought they did the transplant through my mouth πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ now I know I have a big gob but seriously πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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LOL. Nice one!!

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That reminds me of when my son was about 3, he said

Mum, how does a baby get in your belly

I said dad gives mum an egg and it grows into a baby

He had a wee think and said

You would have to watch and not bite it when you swallow it!

I was buckled!

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Thank god for children πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜

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That’s πŸ˜‚! My 998 year d grandmother thought my donor was a pig? She still doesn’t believe it was a wonderful man that had donated it. She I’d oh the view that to have another organ.id the devils work, well she is very old!

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IPad playing up pooh 😁?

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Santa not put a new one under the tree, you’ve been in the naughty book πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

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Careful Mark, you’ll get post removed for cruelty 😁 or summat!

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Santa, Reindeer or Trees?

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Your choice 😁

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πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ sorry πŸ˜ƒπŸ€­πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ sorry 🀣🀣😁🀐

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I love my Mercedes! All images I'd seen online prior to having it done were like that too. Could say I'm obsessed with symmetry. I used to think the Lexus was only for living donors.

P.S. Alf, mine is also proudly displayed on my profile somewhere.

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Thanks, taking a look.

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Still looking for yours jojo!

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I could say something rude like you would be but I won’t...

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Trust you Pilo! lol

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I do my best

Check this post from a charmer on thread called.

Advice for high GGT and ALP

BretonBartin reply to PiloMilo

29 minutes ago

β€œNo issue with well-researched advice from knowledgeable people. Pursed-lips busybodies and scolds, though? They can go. I'm sure the admins are well able to scour everyones' posts for rules compliance without help. Btw, someone 'not necessarily' on this thread storming off in a huff, then creeping back with a new name as they're too nosy (or lonely) to stay away isn't a good look.”

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I know what I should do but won’t sink to his level 😁

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Did you not do the storming off then creeping back with a new name too though? 😏

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Lol KLDN - he was talking about ME.

Never heard of him before though and no desire ever to hear from him-again...

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Ah sorry didn't realise. Should just go to bed 😬

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Ouch!!

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Noooooooooo don't! lol

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Awww OK then I won’t- whatever don’t was for. Going outside and running round the garden to meet my fitbit target? Lmao - running - as if 😁

Milo

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What a f knob! Not you, obvioudly

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I concur poo! A big one 😁

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Yep, big mouth small........ sooty couldn’t help myself πŸ™„

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It's a lot bigger Isn't it? I expect that cut gives them surgeons a lot more room to manouver.

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Tad CDO? After the Vegan thing I’ll help with this one, how can it be OCD?

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I thought all of the scars were Mercedes style pre transplant? In fact for a few days after I wasn’t convinced that I actually had been transplanted, but that’s another sorry.................πŸ˜‚

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Yep iPad deffo playing up 😁

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Wonder who put the Trojan in?

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Hi all

I have a Lexus. Before Jojo showed her scar on here I didn’t realise there were different sorts. I think Lexus is the standard one in France. I can imagine the nuisance for a woman having the Mercedes as mine, which starts just between my boobs, was annoying enough for bras.

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That is where my second belly button starts, guess cross dressing is out of the question, lol πŸ˜‚

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I have the Lexus and i am female so I don't think it is down to gender. I think it is the surgeon's preference on how they do the operation. Oh and I have no problem wearing a bikini as I am proud of my scar, it saved my life. Any way now got an appendix scar to join it. Be able to play 0 & X soon. Lol 🀣🀣

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I too have a rather large Lexus and also caesarean scar so bit like yourself dizzime, I was told it was down to surgeon preference 😁

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Mine is a large upside down T. From my bra line to just above my belly button they did it that way for both transplants and the one across my tummy was from a baby so that’s been done 3 times xx I thought oh wow how big? But now I’m just proud and thankful xx

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Both transplants leah??

Miles

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Yes Iv had two liver transplants in 2016 and a kasai procedure 31 years ago x

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Aaghh leah. Hhad too. Goooogle kasai - sorryy ipad broen ☹️

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