I appreciate all of the suggestions for scar reduction/removal. I have read all the articles about it and have even tried some of the products.
As many of you know, 9 years ago I had a very extensive surgery/recovery. I have numerous scars and have actually been left without a belly-button. I have about 7 tiny scars (less than 1 inch), one scar that is about 7 inches long (colostomy & reversal) and another that is about 12 inches long and 1/2 inch wide (main entry to repair damage from ruptured diverticuli and peritonitis). I also have had 7 hernia repairs along these scar lines. I have had bi-lateral carpal tunnel surgery and a cyst removed from the back of a wrist. So, as you can see, I am not a stranger to scars.
Tom doesn't mind my scars. He appreciates the skills used to keep me alive. So for me, scars are not a biggie on my list.
But thanks for the concern, all the same.... You folks are wonderful!