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    Or SPIT, as Zo calls it.

    We're going to launch one of these threads a month. And down the months and years, we'll build up not only a mugshot parade of the Whitechapel crew -- but also, for those who choose to participate monthly, there'll be a record of how we all change and grow (and in my case age horribly).

    Obviously, I encourage participation from everyone, even if you're just joining the place. This thread is certainly NOT just for the old lags. In fact, the more new faces the better.

    So. Take a photo of yourself and post it (if you're not sure how -- you put a photo on the web somewhere, a free hosting site like Flickr or Photobucket or your LJ gallery if you use LJ -- Blogger image hosting won't work -- and click the "img" button above to put the address of the image in, the http://) here.

    I'll get to mine once I'm, you know... piss off, I'm busy...


    (Those of you doing 365 projects at Flickr obviously have a head start...!)

    -- W
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010
    New month, new beads, new hoodie. Bad need of a shave.


    Happy May, replicants.
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    yesterday, I was mostly sceptical of the traditional May Bank Holiday weather. Today I was justified in my scepticism. though I have found out that no matter how bad the weather is for jogging, it cannot be more soul-destroying than the workout dvd I tried today.
  3.  (8168.4)
    Feeling very unfocused today . . . it's strange not having anything that I have to get done.
    Day 122-Unfocused
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010
    New Message
    Hi All! Here is a slice of my face illustrating the fact that one of my 2 maxillary sinuses is almost completely filled with what my ENT believes to be infected tissue! I get to have surgery in 10 days to 'debride' the inside of my face. weeeeee -____-

    New Message

    And this is a series of slices of my face showing the progression of said tissue blockage(there should be two black spots in the middle of my skull, one on the left and one on the right). If my face was a butt, i'd be chronically constipated. Of course, i'd also be a butt face so i'm okay with having a constipated face-type face instead.

    To make sure this is still within SPIT guidelines, i'm including the outside of my face(currently at work). I'm hoping nothing goes wrong with the surgery and it still looks mostly like this when i'm done.


    Thanks for letting me share.
  4.  (8168.6)
    @Aristocrat-Ugh, that appears miserable, I hope your surgery goes well and that you feel better soon.
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010
    @Astrocrat Ooh, that's pretty cool.

    This is less cool, unfortunately - but on the bright side, it's me! (on leave, and horribly hung-over)

    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010
    @ Astrocrat--"Debride" sounds like something a Dalek would do. DEBRIDE! DEBRIIIIDE!
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010
    On the headphones: The White Stripes' "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself"

    Bored now.
  5.  (8168.10)
    @astrocrat - oh, that so counts as a portrait. Very awesome looking, and if the surgery slips, there are many attractive metal plates you could get inserted. the films tell us a lucrative career as a villain would await.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010
    Ooh, surgery time? I was gonna post this last week but I didn't want to get swept up in the moob tornado.

    Valve replacement, plus ten weeks:

    Doesn't seem to have faded much yet, but it's way less sore, so whatever.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010
    @Astrocrat -
    1) CT scans make the best self portrait ever.
    2) You should totally turn that contact sheet image (2nd picture) into a horribly disorientating animated GIF.
  6.  (8168.13)
    SURGERY! Gosh I love medical imagery.

    @SteadyUp- Oooooh, that's a serious operation to endure. Does the sternum reattach, or do they keep it with a removable clasp or something in case they have to do more work on your heart in the future? The scar will be pretty nifty looking

    As posted in the SNOM thread (i think... did my pictures show up here ok if they were "friends only" at the Flickr page?):

    i like my strechmarks.

    Three weeks ago I got a tubal ligation. I'm rather proud. I think it's a responsible thing to do, and I don't see why most men don't get vascetomies. Your ejaculate looks and feels exactly the same, it's a 10 minute procedure, in and out of the doctor's office in an hour's time, and you NEVER (well, 98% never) have to worry about an unplanned child changing your entire forseeable life, or have to go through the unfortunate experience of abortion. I'm quite an advocate of limiting the reproduction rate, especially for those who can't emotionally or financially look after their offspring. < / rant >
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010
    @SteadyUp My mom had the surgery a few years ago and the scar never went away. If you want to fade it, you'll have to use some products. Tomorrow I can tell you which ones if you want.
  7.  (8168.15)
    @256 & Astrocrat - You should ask if you can get them on CD. That way you can have a copy and make new ones whenever you want. Also, there's a whole host of different programs you can download for free that read the medical test image data, and many of them have an option to automatically turn a section of your imaging into a mov which would be easy to convert to a gif - Something I've been meaning to do.
  8.  (8168.16)
    I look younger than I feel, but older than my mind perceives me to be. I have no cool surgery pics, all my ailments are currently tooth and cold based:

    edited because my own image hates me
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010 edited
    @DC - I had an ASD repair through the same incision when I was five, so I have a pretty good idea of how much it'll fade ultimately. What I don't remember is how long it'll take. If you know of anything that helps, I'd be interested, though my chest hair will take care of most of it.

    @Rachael - wow. I'm not even entirely sure what's going on there. Is it one opening on top and a big slit on the bottom? It almost looks more like bruising than incisions. And didn't they, y'know, sew you up after? I'd thought tube-tying was roughly as simple as a vasectomy.

    The sternum is tied together with wire, but it heals about as well as any broken bone, and I'm currently wrapping up a three-month period of putting no pressure on it whatsoever, including lifting over ten pounds. Sleeping on my back was the hardest part.
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    @Steadyup-There's one incision that's visible and the other goes through the belly button, I had the surgery a few years ago. The coloration is probably a combination of blood and iodine disinfectant.

    The most uncomfortable part of the procedure for me is that they have to "inflate" you with CO2 before the procedure and then the gas has to work its way out of your body.
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    A few months ago (during my beard experiment) Abraham Lincoln came to our school to have lunch.
    Me & Abe

    I don't know why I'm leaning.
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010 edited
    I am in a good mood.
    Nevr trust a good mood

    Yar, I have a surgery picture or two. Last November I had a large chunk of diseased tissue removed from my lower back. It was making me sick for years. I was always being misdiagnosed since it is a sort of rare disease and because I had no insurance, no money to keep paying for doctors to make guesses... and accuse me of poor personal hygiene and/or being a faker with bed sores. Pfft Every day I felt weak and dizzy, confused. I was having seizures I was so sick... it was a nightmare.

    So I used my own degree in docterin, taken from 'Grannies Home Schooled Tricks at Healin Folk' and naturally I came to the conclusion that I was growing a tail and turning into a leper.

    Finally my new freebie doctor realized what it was, called a surgeon/specialist and that dude went to town with a knife. 4 days in the hospital and I was all better. It turned out to be a couple things, but mainly a Pilonidal Cyst caused by severe Hidradenitis suppurativa. I still have the HS in my armpits but it could be worse, [careful if you decide to google the images, very gross pics] it's nothing compared to what I was living with. Its more like a minor annoyance.

    Only took a decade but hey, I literally feel like I awoke from a coma, that is how drastically my life has changed. Now its all healed up on my back and I have a handfull of nasty closeups of 'the small my back' and buttcrack where a chunk of me heals gradually. Yeah, I don't think anyone wants to see them... except my friend Mo in NY, however I question his motives.

    I have begun a new chapter in my life. Hells yes.
    I never thought I would miss my wound vac, but ... for a few months he was my little gurgling sidekick.

    [edited because even tho I tried to show the picture, I am having a hard time keeping it from being giant]