For those who don’t know when I was a sophomore in high school, one day a few friends, and myself where walking outside for a late night ice cream run. All was dandy, we got our ice cream from Nicky’s on Western yep, I think it was Black Walnut mmmmm.
Anyway, so we are heading back home and, SN: it’s so crazy how your life can change for ever in an instant… ANNNNYYwayyyy We live in Beverly so there are tons of hills and I’m in front of us all almost half way down. Then BAM one of my friends “accidentally” *side eye* throws a brick from the ground, in the air and it hits me right in my nose! It was blood everywhere. I learned that blood streams the most when it’s coming from your face/head. So to be perfectly honest I didn’t feel it, like I wasn’t in pain, I was just mortified at all of the blood that spewed out from between my eyes!!! The bad part is it was after 11pm and the CVS near by was closed, well they opened up for me to go in the bathroom. I looked in the mirror and I was just in tears and remember saying “I look like Freddy Krugar” it was hands down THEE most tragic moment of my life at the point.
So my mom comes and.. She.. Is.. PIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSEEDDDDDD! She thought it was too late to go get the dog on ice cream, in the first place and let me up against her better judgement. Now here I am with my septum (middle bone in the nose) halfway into my right nostril, two black eyes, a chipped tooth and you can see halfway into my face because the skin is totally gone. I mean it was like a scene from a horror movie CRAZY!
Still in no pain we rush to the hospital, and I get stitches to close up the skin and I go home. And I had to wear a huge bandage on my nose for weeks. Not to mention I played basketball so that was pretty embarrassing and I was nervous anytime a ball was thrown my way!
But now it’s what 10 ten years since that happened and I don’t really have too much of an issue breathing, of course one nostril gets air better than the other. Makeup covers it up pretty well. But when I look in the mirror it’s literally all I see, the hump on the side and mark reminding me of how my nose was split in half. And I’m a pretty confident person but I get so self conscious when the flash is too bright on a picture too close! OMG!!! Lately I’ve been watching this show on E! I believe called “Botched” and they show you exactly how the nose gets fixed and how some doctors have totally screwed up some nose jobs and I’m just like “should I just live with a hump and disfigured nose forever or get it fixed?”
It truly goes to show you that everyone is fighting a battle you don’t know about. I’m sure people have said “what’s wrong with her nose?” Not knowing how tragic of an experience it was. So moral if the story …. Be nice!!! And think God for great makeup!! Lol
What do you guys think though, should I leave it alone?
Ps it took so much to share this story!