Don’t worry about scars — they won’t hurt you

This letter is in response to what Rita Corbett wrote in the Tribune/Weekend Advisor on June 13.

Editor:

This letter is in response to what Rita Corbett wrote in the Tribune/Weekend Advisor on June 13 about a woman who scratched her knee and was worried about scars.

I think I would take first prize if there was a contest about scars.

I have a scar on each knee 13 inches long. The first operation was to give me an artificial knee, but that operation was a failure so they operated two more times cutting open the same scar each time.

The third time they did a good job and I had an artificial knee on my other leg. They operated twice before they had a good knee cutting open the scar.

I am not worried one bit about these scars as they are covered by my trousers, only the girl who gives me a bath sees those scars and can hardly believe I’ve had five operations, covering over two years.

That’s not all — I have a third of my finger on my right hand cut off, too, and it does not worry me one bit.

Now I cannot kneel down on the floor anymore and I was put on old age pension at age 63 because I could not work as a welder.

Right away it became a must that all welders had to have rubber knee pads all the time, so don’t worry about scars — they won’t hurt you.

Peter Teichroew

Williams Lake