I have always scarred and they never went away. When I was seven years old I cut my heel on our stove and now at forty-six years old, it still looks the same as fresh it did when I was seven.
After I had my first surgery in August 1999, I learned I had keloids. I have lots of scars after four major surgeries.
My husband calls them my battle scars or unfinished tattoos. What is strange is that I have two tattoos and they never scarred up at all. Everything else did.
Is there a study that is free to those of us with keloids so we can find out our family history or origin?
I would like too know why I have this because my sister and brothers do not have this. I take after my father's side of the family and I think this is where the keloids come from, because no one else has it. I was told that I have a little Native American and African American bloodline so maybe that is where this comes from. All my father's family have passed away. My siblings take after my mother's side. What I have read it is passed from parent to child and so on.
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Story edited 09-23-06 JTD
Story posted 10-26-06 SLE
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