Sunday, February 19, 2012

World Premiere of Scarface Starring Jane

Real quick...

This evening, I went out to supper with some friends.

Most notably, a friend of Devo Was Right who is a trauma plastic surgeon PA at the #1 trauma hospital in the region and who examined my wound and told me how to care for it and reassured me it would hardly be noticeable eventually if I took good care.



But also of note...Acr0nym brought his camera and took pictures of me sans stitches. I think this is a reasonable picture to post so you all know what it is I'm dealing with. After all, this is how my face will look for a long time to come...

   


No rulers and Exact-O knives were used in the making of this wound. Oddly, I can't draw a straight line to save my life when I'm awake and alert. Who knew I could be so straight and narrow while unconscious using only a jagged wineglass?

So.

There you have it.

My new face.

If you see me out in public and exclaim, "Holy shit! What happened to your face?!" I'm now armed with an arsenal of kickass answers that belie the banality of the truth. Be forewarned.

16 comments:

Jo said...

You are incredibly beautiful and I believe that is just a little character line.

Laine Griffin said...

BAD AZZZZZ!!!!

Maria said...

I think Jo got it right.
:-)

Jewels said...

I have a friend who has a scar about the same length, but double the width near her ear. I've never had the courage to ask her what it's from. (Obviously, we're not close friends.) It makes her mysterious. Now, people will look at you and wonder how such a beautiful woman got that scar. You can be Jane, woman of mystery.

Gaelyn said...

Certainly will add to your intrigue.

NGS said...

As long as you can give the roller girl with a straight face, that's the one I want to hear. I'm in a similar boat. When people ask me what happened to my leg, "I fell on the ice and broke it" seems so banal. I find myself coming up with evermore ludicrous stories and seeing what people will believe!

The M half of the M -n- J Show said...

Jo said it best. You are incredibly beautiful and while I understand a scar of this magnitude can bring insecurity, as well as "what the eff happened to YOU?!" looks, I think this is simply a character line for now. I'm sure it'll be less noticeable as time goes on, thanks to advice from your plastic surgeon friend.

I'm just awed by your gorgeous eye, honestly.

Word Nerd said...

You're gorgeous, with a scar, without a scar. No matter.

Lucy said...

Wow, you really got yourself and listen, we all can tell you how beautiful you are but I know myself and the scar would be upsetting to me,so, here is how very VAIN Lucy would handle it, MAKEUP!!! oh, and whatever that doctor told you to do to minimize the scarring because that is me but you know we all think you are beautiful scar or no scar!

Melanie said...

Yes, what they said! You are even more a beautiful woman of mystery and danger!

cdnkaro said...

I agree with Word Nerd. So envious of your beautiful, curly hair, by the way. Scar or no scar, you are a beautiful person. Now with more mystery and intrigue!

Brenda Stevens said...

only visualized from your left side..full view :no can see:

We all have scars...yours decided to surface and guess what..its for a reason. :0)

Masked Mom said...

That's surgical precision in that line right there. Isn't it weird that it was done not only accidentally, but unconsciously? And, oh, the looks on the faces of the recipients of those kick-ass answers. I would pay money to see. :)

beachlover said...

Number 1: The scar will fade in time becoming less.

Number 2: You are very pretty. A scar can't change that.

Number 3: There are people out there that wish they only had a scar on their face to deal with. It's this logic I use when I'm complaining about things like the scar under my nose when a hot oil splattered from the pan while I was cooking tacos. It was so ugly at first. It is not that noticeable now.

Take care!

Marci said...

Jane, you are indeed a beautiful woman, as many before me here have noted. And scars help tell our life stories, for good or ill. I've lost count of the number of scars punctuating various areas of my body (so many stories!) but the best advice I ever received, after acquiring the choker scar left behind from a thyroidectomy, was to apply Vitamin E to it. It's barely noticeable now. Unlike the burrow that runs down the side of my left leg. But that's another story....

The surgeon did a masterful job, I'd say. And it also seems as though you were extremely lucky that the wine glass didn't mar your beautiful eye.

Take care and continue healing!

-Marci

LadyHAHA said...

That scar makes you look so gangsta!!