One small scar beneath left eye. Older sister ran over me on her bike when I was 5.
One scar across the bridge of my nose. Carpentry accident. Age 22.
One scar above my lip, where my skin was caught between the dashboard and my teeth. (The dashboard won that one.) Age 18.
One scar on my lip owing to the bottom left incisor and the dashboard. (They worked in tandem.) Age 18.
One 2inch scar across the front of my neck. Emergency tracheotomy performed by an off-duty nurse in her front yard. Age 18.
One 1/8 inch in diameter circular scar on left shoulder. Chicken pox scar. Age 7.
One circular scar on right elbow. Skate boarding. Ages 14 - 18.
One circular scar on left elbow. Skate boarding. Ages 14 - 18.
Two 6 inch scars on my left forearm. Surgeries to insert (and subsequently remove) plates and screws to put my arm back together. Age 18 / Age 21.
One 1/8 inch circular scar two inches above base of thumb near back of wrist. Bitten by black chow. Age 13.
One 1/2 inch scar at the base of my middle finger. Put hand down on broken bottle. Could SEE the tendon. Rode bike to emergency room. Age 15.
One 1/2 inch scar on the knuckle of my left pointer finger. Pocket knife blade closed on my finger as I tried to carve holes in my walls to spy on everyone. Age 14.
One 1/2 inch scar above my belly button. Exploratory surgery to find reasons for continued blood loss. Age 18.
One 12 inch scar down the center of my back. Insertion and subsequent removal of two ten inch herrington rods whose purpose was to fuse T7 - T10. Age 18 / Age 20.
One 3 inch scar on front right hip. Bone removal for graft. Age 18.
One 3 inch scar on rear left hip. Bone removal for graft. Age 18.
One circular scar on right knee cap. Skate boarding. Age 14 - 18.
One circular scar on left knee cap. Skate boarding. Age 14 - 18.
One 2 inch scar on underside of left foot. Stepped on broken glass in creek. Age 7.