My second surgery was much tougher than the first. I kind of miss that oval shape hole in my face. At least I looked like me. Last Thursday, I went under the knife again. My doctor and I had the choice of PULLING the rest of my face over to cover the hole; (basically a big face lift...on one side only) or a skin graft, like sewing a patch of neck skin over the hole. We decided on the stretch and tuck. The surgeon told me that would look the best in the long run. The "patch option" would never match in color.
No photos, friends! I still feel MONSTERISH. I don't think I look like me. I cannot believe anyone would ever do this on purpose AND pay big bucks for the pain. I look like I was in a bad fight and lost. So, there is a swollen golf ball size lump by my eyebrow. My cheek is smooth and flat. I am purple around my eye, and there are 13 stitches down the side of my face from eyebrow to below my ear. Other than that...
This is so you will remember what I used to look like:
Thanks for all the concern, cards, emails and well wishes. I am hanging in there.