Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Five Years Ago Today

Chicks are supposed to dig guys with scars so hopefully three more make me even more dangerous and interesting. 3 large shotgun pellets, one very close to my eye were excised by the brilliant Doctor Rodrigo Neira MD. I loved this guy. Laughs all the time and hugs me when I leave. Don't judge me. I don't have that much validation in my life. His nurse was also chatty and I totally charmed her to the point she was telling me her life story and we has a great conversation. It really helped to relax me. This is all happening while Doctor Neira is using his lazer scalpel to excise the skin around the burrowed pellets of buckshot. I could SMELL the burning of the skin. You never will forget that smell. The one near my eye was the largest and I could feel him tug and burn skin around the metal to get it loose. He also did some nice stitch work so close to my eye. I was most worried about that piece and he totally protected my eyeball and my sight. The other two are just most scars from my interesting life. Perhaps I will tell you the story one day. But now thanks to a genius with his hands, I no longer have the evidence that I was shot in the face actually IN my face. I don't have to touch it everyday in an OCD kind of way. It's not like I have some great beauty to spoil. I just hope that I age well into all those scars.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

They are scars of honour, Cal.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Proof that nothing can kill me. That's my curse.