Yesterday I was inspired by the brilliant vlog of my gorgeous-as-she-is friend Eden. And it gave me a idea that I had to see through.I decided to have an otoplasty - surgery to pin back a sticky-out ear.
Those of who who know me know that I have one sticky-out ear, which makes the left side of my head look like I could take off like Dumbo the elephant in a gust of strong wind. The other side, however, is completely normal. So I'm stuck between Dumbo on the left and Human on the right. I'm in some kind of limbo. Dumbo-limbo, if you will. And it's absurd.
|Not my left ear. But very similar.|
So I thought I'd do it myself.
I do have some experience with invasive self-surgery, having pierced my ears twice with a safety pin. One time the ear got infected and closed up, but that's still a 50% success rate.Still, when I tried to make the incision, I realise I couldn't see the back of my ear because my eyes are actually at the front of my face. So I had to satisfy my desire for perfection by sticking my ear to my head with a lump of blue tac. It looked very nice, and gave me a very flat ear, but kept springing up again within five or six seconds, and proved a little cumbersome to maintain.
So for now, I'll just plod along in Dumbo-limbo. But if blu-tac wishes to sponsor me, I'll certainly be receptive to that.