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Saturday, October 28, 2006

P.I.M.P.: A bejeweled medical update

Remember back when this blog was mainly about the massive amounts of surgery I was having to get rid of the birth defect on my face? Yeah, I've kind of gotten sidetracked from that by celebrity trash and random musings, at least in part because the surgery didn't go quite as planned despite everything I had been told by my medical team. I've been doing a lot of trying not to think about things. It has been mostly successful though, so I thought it might be time to post a surgical update. The last surgery back at the end of June was around my mouth area, and because the stitches inside my mouth broke, I have a lot of scar tissue that will take even more months to soften and go down. So, I still have some movement limits to my mouth (not much, but some), and some swelling. Also, there was a small piece of the venous malformation left toward the back of my cheek that couldn't be removed. It is still hardened from the injections (see previous post linked above if you want to know what all that is about), so it may dissolve or at least go down a bit more. I do know at some point I want to go get at least one more surgery to take that last piece out if it doesn't dissolve, and to get some work done to stop my eyelid from drooping. At any rate, here are the results as they currently stand, with a contrasting pic from a year and a half ago:


Pretty good improvement, but also who could help looking good when he's in his finest pimp gear? That was from last night's Decedent's Ball thrown by the Student Bar Association. I was a Torts Pimp (you can't see much of the jeweled hoe I'm carrying, which is neither obviously nor intrinsically dangerous, and thus non-negligent...yeah, only law students who have read Lubitz v. Wells would find that funny).

Thanks for all the good wishes I've gotten over the past year of this journey. I appreciate them, and wanted to show you all that I am doing better. And now I'm going to go trolling for some tacky celebrities to make fun of so we won't have quite so serious of a subject as the top story on Trading Faces!

10 comments:

dr chad said...

Chris,

You are looking great! I'm so proud of you for all that you've accomplished. From surgeries to pursuing your dreams, you have really shown your strength and spirit. I'm so glad that you are my friend. However, that Larry from Three's Company-look kinda disturbs me.

Ms. Val said...

Wow, Christopher, you look GREAT!!!! It's almost like we could be related! :-)

Oh, and I don't think you look like Larry from Three's Company. You look more like Herb Tarleck from WKRP.

papa said...

Lookin good,Christopher!

Ces said...

One of these days, I will meet you at the HLCCA conference and all I want is to give you the biggest hug and smother your face with kisses. I don't even care if you were dressed as a pimp, a woman or a law student. I just want to tell you are so dear to me! You look wonderful.

Irene said...

HOT! Knock 'em dead! I'm rooting for you. :p

Mother Jones RN said...

Wow, you look so handsome. I bet you were the best looking Pimp at the party:-)

Denise Price said...

Christopher- You look wonderful- pimp and all- why were you hiding the results from us!! I'll give you a big kiss too when I see you- You should be proud of yourself- You look a little bit like a red-headed Tim McGraw to me and women love him!! Denise

Becky said...

You look wonderful!! Well, except for one thing. I hope you don't think it's mean, but I have to say that there is one bit of your appearance that really freaks me out...why did you skin a Muppet and put it atop your head??? Jim Henson is twisting and turning in his grave. ;)

JonboySF said...

Dang, what a hottie! That Craiggers is a lucky man indeed. Loving the pimp look. I'll be working the Amish Pimp look myself this year...the natural progression from my old Amish guy costume mixed with a little glitter and a big feather!

Bedazzler said...

looking good you hot bitch!