Saturday, December 15, 2007

Vanity, Thy Name is FrankenMe

Forewarned is forearmed, the final photo of this post does not include a bandage but it still includes my forehead.
I had some time before the Copoc holiday party on Thursday night so I took some pictures with the Photobooth feature on my new work machine.

Below, what I look like when I work. Dig the headset, do I look like Lily Tomlin? You know, Lily Tomlin after she's been abducted by aliens and brain probed?
I brought the hat to cover up the bandaging but I'm not sure about it. It's just band aids now 'cause the steri-strips peeled off on Thursday morning. The nurse said I didn't have to wear anything after they came off but I worry about stuff getting in there and about grossing people out.
Does that hat work better if I add a better attitude? I ended up not wearing it because it hurt too much on the super tender brand new "skin" and the lighting was properly dim.
This is what we're talking about now. I'm coming up with ways to describe it. Divot. Furrow. Hole. Track. Scar. Lobotomy. Skull Window.
I find it super gross. It still hurts on and off and my forehead is still swollen some of the time. It's not 100% closed over yet, from what I can tell, since there's still a spot or 2 of blood when I wash it. I cover the forehead part with band aids and leave the bit that's in my hair uncovered. I can't stand having adhesive in my hair anymore even though the only thing grosser than his scar is this scar with my hair stuck in it. I do not like to touch it. I apply the bacitracin with a Q-tip. For Christmas I want a personal bandage changer for the duration. Yes, I am a princess, wanna make something of it?

I am assured that this, er, deficiency, will fill in over time. I am skeptical. Proof to the contrary will be gratefully accepted.


  1. What about a nice soft headband Sis? They come in fashion colors.
    I have a white one on now.
    Made by Goody.
    You'd have to wear it a bit forward... sort of 70's mod.
    But its worth a shot.

  2. Anonymous5:30 AM

    I would so be your personal band-aid changer! I love shit like that. On other people, not me. I once pulled a nail out of a friends foot and removed stiches, under a nurses supervision, from a co workers finger. Way cool. Maybe I should have been an ER nurse.. I really dig your hat!

  3. Gert, I don't think I'm hip enough to pull off that throw back to the 70s.

    Auntie, be careful what you offer. It's totally skeeving me out to look at this every day. I just want to forget about it for at least a month. Why didn't you become an EMT or something?