I am new to changing faces as I have only just found out about this great community!
Im 21 and I'm in my first year at university studying to become a nurse. 8 weeks ago I was bitten in the face by our dog at home. I am still in the healing process as i have been told that it will take up to 12 months for my scar to heal properly, however 12 months seems like a lifetime away to me!
It has affected my greatly and although I put on a brave face and been able to talk to my friends and family about it, it isn't quite the same when you are alone?
Before it happened I would get up in the morning, throw some clothes on, a dash of make up, brush my hair and that was me ready for the day! Now I find myself looking in the mirror for god knows how long, just proding and poking my scar. I also have a routine at night where i massage bio oil into the scar and a silicone scar gel. I find myself looking at people, thinking you don't know how lucky you are to have such a perfect face!
I also suffered from severe acne as a teenager, so just as i thought my skin was becoming what i had always wanted it to be like, it gets destroyed.
This is more than a scar its a different kind of life.
I'd love to hear from everyone and hopefully this blog can be used to share experiences and support each other dealing with visual disfigurements.
Bye for now xx