Monday, February 11, 2013

i have a dent in the back of my head

Now that the swelling has gone down, I have come to realize that there is a sizeable dent in the back of my head. I'm not sure if it's visible but I can certainly feel it.like - a chunk of the back of my head was scooped out with a melon baller.

I find this both distressing and fascinating. I spend a lot of time feeling the dent and comparing the two sides. It's all I can do not to ask everyone, "Want to feel the back of my head?"

This is probably another good reason to grow my hair out. It's one thing to have a scar that goes from my nape to above my ear. The dented bit just adds to the impression that I might be related to Frankenstein's monster.

I feel pretty normal for someone who is missing a bit of her head. The missing piece can't have been to important. And seriously, if you know me in real life, it's totally OK to ask me about it. I'll even let you feel it.

7 comments:

Lene Andersen said...

thank you. Because I am totally going to ask if I can feel your dent (???) the next time I see you. I'd apologize, but somehow I don't think you're surprised.

Can other people see the dent? You look so great with short hair...

laurie said...

you can feel it! i won't go long but i don't think i'll ever have a shaved nape again - not really because of the dent but because of the scar.

katy said...

how brave you are!! i so appreciate your sharing. i was diagnosed in dec, took 3 surgeries to clear margins, no onto treatment -- bloggers like you have been great help -- take good care! xo katy

laurie said...

Hi Katy! Thanks for commenting and please do stay in touch. I wish you painless and effective treatment. xo

Princess Tinybutt said...

i'm so glad you're doing better, and quite intrigued by this new distraction (the dent in your head)lol!

however, i'm sort of glad i hadn't checked in during this time or i would have been a worried wreck of a mess!!

{hugs}

Karlien said...

I'ld love to come and feel your dent!

laurie said...

Thanks A! And Karlien: come any time please!