To boost the self-confidence of people who have just had a face transplant, we see a lot of patients who are very self-conscious about their appearance and we tell them that they are not alone. Their face is theirs, it's not a medical issue and it's not a personality issue. It's not anything they are doing, it's just the way they were born. And we are here to help them to accept that.
So the Twitter thread at the bottom of the post is the first of a number of posts I’ll be making over the next few weeks. I’m going to be putting together the material I’ve already gathered into a more coherent form, and in the process, I’ll (hopefully) be taking a bit of a break from blogging. I’m a bit worried that that may make some of the other more highly-read members of the community feel like I’ve just dropped off the face of the Internet, but I’d like to think that’s not the case. I’m sure there will be other ways in which I can be useful to the community, maybe from the perspective of teaching and training. 827ec27edc