Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I Looked Like a Poster Child for Some Strange Disease...
I know a girl who will be wearing a supportive brace for 23 1/2 hours everyday. In a show of solidarity, I'm posting this photo from my teenagehood when I too wore a brace for 23 1/2 hours everyday. (It was after my first knee surgery -- ACL replacement.)
You'll also notice that my face is grotesquely swollen. That's because I'd also had my wisdom teeth out. The photo was taken six days following the surgery. We should have taken a shot within two days after surgery. That's when my face was so swollen that you couldn't see the bridge of my nose. I looked like Porky Pig's sister -- with a knee brace.
My family has a history of taking photos when we're at our worst. When my brother Mike got nailed in the eye with a baseball in his youth, my folks dug out Dad's old boxing gloves, had Mike put them on and then took his picture. Also, when Mom had an allergic reaction to something from Sizzler's salad bar she swelled up something awful. She had my dad take a picture, but I've never seen it. I'm guessing that either the photo was too gruesome, or Mom decided that nearly going into anaphylaxis wasn't something she wanted documented on film.
at 5:43 AM