Posts Tagged ‘wounds’

Coming Sunday

October 22, 2009

Fair Warning: On Sunday, October 25, 2009, I am going to run a photograph of my bare chest. It will be NSFW – Not Safe for Work. I am hopeful that despite that, Funky Heart readers will still drop by.

I seriously doubt that female readers will be calling anytime soon; I am not a body builder. I’ve got some flab out front! (What? You expected muscles  so tight they could stop bullets? Not hardly!)

Like most survivors, I have a chest full of scars – and they make me who I am.You may hear someone say “My life changed when…”, but I don’t know any different.

Yet this journey has taken to places I never thought I would go; I have met some of the world’s best doctors – usually as a patient, I hate to say – and other survivors just like me. And best of all, I get to “speak” to you through this blog. I don’t see Tricuspid Atresia as a curse, though at times it can be a pain in the… ankle!

There will be a post every day this week, Saturday included, and then the photo on Sunday. I picked October 25 because it is St. Crispin’s Day. Why St. Crispin’s? Read  Shakespeare – specifically, Henry V. You’ll understand.

Coming soon

October 5, 2009

On October 25, Funky Heart will show the world his scars!

Am I proud of my scars? I don’t know if that is the correct word; I don’t have a problem with them. I don’t run around saying “You wanna see my scar?” but I don’t cringe around mirrors and seeing them does not bring up dark memories. Those wounds helped make me who I am – and they are proof that while I have taken a few blows, I’ve always been able to hang in there and fight back.

And since they don’t bother me, they really shouldn’t bother you. Don’t be afraid to ask me what those are, I’m not going to bite your head off (unless you act like a jerk!) And be prepared to sit and visit for a while – once I start talking about heart defects and survivors, I can be hard to stop!

Why October 25? If you read Shakespeare, you’ll know… October 25 is St. Crispin’s Day!