I've joined this group in the hope that I may get some support from others that are living with disfigurement.
In November I was attacked by my best friends dog a German shepherd. I guess I should be thankful I'm still here but I can't cope with my injuries. I now have facial scaring, a head injury on the left of my head which went down to my skull and severe tissue loss at the front and the top of my head. I had to have three operations in three weeks. I had to have a skin graft to close the wound ... another scar and now have lost my hair at the front. I have always been very girlie and now I can't cope with my injuries.
It's been the worst time of my life and I'm still traumatized and angry that this has happened to me. I can't sleep as I see the dog and relive the attack every night. I can't get any support with my mental health as the waiting list is months long and have to wait six months for plastic surgery.
Any advice on how to cope with changes like this may help me to try and be normal again.