I have undergone several leg surgeries in the last ten years as the result of synovial sarcoma,arare form of cancer. My knee/leg has looked like this several times, and it’s always been something that makes me self-conscious and worried that other will judge me based onaphysical trait that is no fault of my own. (My scar measures 19 inches and has been opened and shut, through no less than5major surgeries.) My leg is misshapen, and different than others. But after ten years of experience dealing with people that treat me differently because of it,Ican say thatIno longer feel my leg is “disgusting.” RatherIfeel sad for people that can’t accept illness/injury for what it is, and instead want to claim that it makes them want to throw up.