Saturday, November 1, 2008

Graffiti Belly

Three guesses on what this is a picture of... give up? This is my stomach with cryptic notes written by a surgeon. I had surgery last Tuesday (you don't need the gory details) and he wrote on my belly just before I went under. I asked him the next day what it meant and he told me it was so he was completely accurate in the surgery he was about to perform. Given that I was wheeled into the operating theatre wide awake I wouldn't have thought there would be any room for error but then again. He was also amused by my skin - I have icthyosis - he'd never seen it before and apparently I'm unforgettable. The five incisions follow a lovely crescent shape around the graffiti and I am happy to report that all went well even if I'm still feeling a bit sore.

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