Prompt for the Day: “Scars”


The masochistically minded people from the Daily Post group of Word Press wants to have us create today’s art works centred around our “Scars“.

My Many Physical Scars

Funniest ones are from when I was in 7th grade.  A boy in my confirmation class at the church I attended came to class after being infected with chicken pox.  Naturally, we all came down with it.  Because I was ignorant as to what a break out of the sickness actually looked like, thought it was just another acne out break.  During 7th period that day, our teacher warned us that one of our class mates was in the hospital due to having his throat swell shut due to a chicken pox out break.  As he described what the pox looked like me and three other class mates asked to visit the nurse, since we had experienced a similar out break.  By the end of the week, our entire class at school was out sick with the chicken pox!

Have scars on my right knee from riding bicycles with my cousin while my parents were out of town.  They actually had paved streets there!  My freshman year in high school another fall resulted in me finishing ripping the cartilage up in my knee.  Had to have arthroscopic surgery to repair it.  Still sport the disfigurement today.

Then I went off to another state of the country alone to college.  They had both paved streets AND curbs to manoeuvre around both walking and on bikes.  Drastically rearranged my face due to an abrupt  meeting with the side walk.

Resettled to MN in 2008.  Had a few more defects added to my body surgically.  First one was misplaced and sliced one of my nerves.  Took over 3 years of constant pain before the surgeon finally figured out I was not trying to just get pain killing drugs, he had actually made an actual error!  So I submitted to another crater being added to my body’s appearance.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

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