Wednesday, January 18, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Bio-Oil threesome!

AND THE WINNER IS: Dylan Seegers! Read his fan-testicle-astic story below to see why he’s a deserving winner. 

Let me overshare about my caesarian scar. My first one, from when Travis the Lionheart was born bum-first into this world, was neatly done. It has the same gentle curvature of Anne Hathaway’s smile; after a couple of months you could hardly see it anymore – but perhaps my lack of waxing helped.

My second and very recent scar, from when Ryan the Squishy Gorilla was delivered in October – it’s like that embarrassing tattoo you got after a night guzzling Tequila. It runs just underneath the first scar, and then jumps over it to run along the top, then loops back under it again. It’s more like Jack Nicolson’s crazy smile in The Shining.

Every scar has a story. These two remind me about my boys, and how the complicated Lionheart left me with the neat-as-a-pin white line of tissue, and how my textbook baby Ryan gave me this wonky one. Funny that. Needless to say, I’ll be using buckets of Bio-Oil!

Bio-Oil’s got all kinds of good stuff – lavender, rosemary, chamomile, and vitamins A and E. It contains no preservatives, is dermatologically tested, hypo-allergenic and non-acnegenic. You can buy it at pharmacies and select retail outlets nationwide.

Bye, bye baby scar secrets:
  • Wait until your six-week check-up before you slather on any products. 
  • After the all-clear from your gynae, use micropore tape or hyperfix tape to keep scar secure. (The more movement a scar is subjected to, the thicker it may become.) 
  • Place a small amount of Bio-Oil on top of the tape. 
  • Bath or shower as usual, you only replace tape once it starts coming off. 
  • You can use this tape for up to two years. That’s how long a scar takes to reach its final stage of healing. 

I’ve got a Bio-Oil hamper to give away that contains one travel size (60ml), one bathroom size (125ml) and one splurge-size (200ml) bottle of this magical body nectar.

How to win it? Tell me the story behind one of your scars. It can be sweet (I tripped over my heels when I spotted Ryan Gosling at the VA Waterfront), funny (adventurous sexual position) or scary (curling-iron accident). Best story wins!

SA residents only. Competition closes on Friday 20 January at 5pm.

14 comments:

  1. When I was at Varsity my best friend and I came up with the rather dangerous game of ramping our cars over speed bumps. Stupid I know. The last time we played that game was in her 1992 Opel Cadett. We hit the bump went sailing over it and then she couldn't stop the car. She drove straight into the back of the car in front of us which belonged to a guy she really liked. No they didn't get together after that. We all seemed fine but I had torn my rotar cuff muscle in my left shoulder. Three months later I had surgery to repair it. I was told it would be key hole but I woke up to a hideous wobbly 10cm scar on my shoulder. Its all raised and red even ten years later. I have c-sec scar but I don't mind that its a thin straight line but I am still embarrased by my shoulder scar. I wanted a strapless gown for my wedding but I opted out of that as I would have hated the pictures. So this story is stupid, funny and scary.

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  2. Oh no, Kat! I have a tattoo on my shoulder that I covered in stick-on diamante when I wore my wedding dress. It looked ridiculous in the wedding photos, lol.

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  3. Heehee. Oh I have tonnes...Every scar I have tells a story:

    1) I have a long scar on my right leg, from one night when my best friend in high school had a fight with her then boyfriend, and he tried to drive into her. I, being the heroine I am, threw all six foot of her out of the way (bear in mind, I barely make it to four feet and a bit!) and he hit me. Good scar, good friend. I think of her everyday.

    2) One night, in a silly before-I-became-a-mom night on the town with my partner in crime, Gaz, I tried to open a window in a nightclub to have a smoke. With my elbow. What I didn't know was that the window was welded shut! So, bam, straight through the glass went my elbow! It serves to remind me that my partner in crime always has a first aid kit for my body and my heart at all times.

    3) I diligently applied Bio Oil to my belly every day through my pregnancy...And was so proud when I looked down after my beautiful daughter was born and saw NO stretchmarks! Except, you know, as you lose all that baby weight, you start to see that stomach of yours again properly and BAM! I had not been able to reach under my belly - so I have a perfect, straight line of stretch marks along the bottom of my belly. Heehee. This reminds me that, as a mom, you may not always get it right, but the most important thing you can do is try your best.

    XXX

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    1. Wa ha ha, c@th - you had me in stitches with your stories. Okay, not literally in stitches because then my scar story would be: "One of my readers left such a hilarious comment on my blog that I fell off my chair and had to be taken to the emergency room to have my funny bone sewn back together!"

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  4. I was nine months pregnant with my daughter, and was rushing to meet my boss for breakfast the day before my c-section. My husband's car was parked quite close to the garage door, and i thought i could squeeze past with my big tummy. Needless to say, i could not, and ended up ripping my jeans, and my leg, mid-thigh, open, on a piece of metal on the inside of the garage door. I was quite embarressed when i got to breakfast, as i didn't have time to go back in and change my jeans. I have a nice scrape-mark as a reminder of my stupidity. (Was also super embarressed the next morning, when all the doctors checked it our during my c-section).

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    1. Oooh, Denita! That sounds OUCH! I've also gotten into some tight squeezes with my preggie belly.

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  5. Thanks to bio oil I have no stretch marks and you can hardly see my c-section scars - possibly because my doc is know for her small tidy cuts, but without a doubt because of the bio oil. That's the pretty part. The scary part is just how big I was with my second twin pregnancy. At 37 weeks 1 day the boys weighed 3,02kg and 2,92 kg respectively. Add two of everything that entails a baby and you can imagine that I do not lie when I tell you that the size 42 preggy clothes were too small the last 2 weeks. Not kidding - I have the pictures to proof. The very scary part is that unfortunately the bio oil wil not solve the excess twin skin.

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    1. Cat! Eeek! I had no idea that twins could get so big - you must have felt like a heffalump, you poor thing...

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  6. Years ago, I was still in Grade 7, I woke up with a sore tummy and could't lift my right leg without screaming in pain, my mom decided to take me to the ER where I was told my appendix is inflamed and about to burst and I had to go to surgery immediately. Appendix was taken out and my doctor put it in a jar for me to see and I took it school when I was discharged for all my friends to see how cool it was but since I was at an all girls school none of the girls where impressed :) fast forward a few years later and I still have a small neat scar, the girls at hostel used to call it my c section scar!

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    1. Hey there, Anita - I've also had my appendix out; it was agony! You're lucky they left you with such a cute scar. x

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  7. Hello Stacks

    My bachelor party ended with a trip to the emergency room for stitches on my torn ballbag.

    My mate, Rob – the tall skinny one, was the perpetrator, an accidental death-punch to the meat 'n two veg. Two weeks later I had my first dance with my beloved wife with 28 internal and external stitches holding my plumbs in their cosy home of skin.

    And all because of one cheeky comment about Manchester United. I blame them.

    That I have a beautiful baby girl today is a miracle in itself considering I could actually see inside my own body. If you're wondering, testicles look like peeled leaches wrapped in string. Not fun.

    Although it's a great story to break the ice at parties!

    Cheers
    Dyl

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  8. WA HA HA HA. Oh my nut sack, Dyl - you can't make that stuff up. That is the funniest story ever! I'm actually cringing for you - ooooooop.

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  9. I'm happy to be of service, Stacks, I'm back at 8 and 10 ;0)

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  10. Hey Stacks

    Thanks for selecting me as the winner!

    Although the Bio-Oil will make the smile-shaped scar on my man-marbles-holder fade over time I'll will always have a special smile for you :0)

    Cheers!
    Dyl

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Thanks for sharing, Lionheart readers. ROAR!