- It helps me come to terms with the facts.
- I like saying the things people want to ask me about, but are too polite to; conversely, I like saying the things people don't want to hear as well.
- It's payback for all those times when I had to listen to other people's boring work stories/birth stories/poo stories/funny things that happened and you should have been there stories/etc.
Sunday, 9 May 2010
Why the gory details matter
I thought I might risk turning people off by posting a picture of my back wound on my blog, but then my friend Becky told me to watch Embarrassing Bodies. Blimey! I love Channel 4's disclaimer: "This video contains explicit medical imagery". Somehow that is more arresting than their parallel warning, "nudity in a medical context". It makes me feel better about being explicit about my surgery - it's important to me to share that experience openly and honestly. This is why: