8/25/2007

Uh Oh...


**Graphic Material Warning**

The following video contains video of an

operation on the human face. A 'no go' if you're at all squeamish.




I haven't heard the audio on this video 'cause I'm at home but I think the surgery in the video is because of a tumour. Thankfully not why I'm about to go through this. No cancer is a good thing right? *sigh* Let's hope they don't snip the facial nerve by accident. I like being able to use my face. Luckily the guy performing the Op is considered one of the best specialists in Australia.

In better news, my Documentary pitch went swimmingly. Second in the class vote. Not bad considering I only had a week, compared to 4 weeks for everyone else, to prepare the idea. No thanks the the Royal National Parks there. Now I'm busy doing a full treatment on how I would shoot it. I do need an iconic Australian theatre for one of the scenes though... the lesson for the day, ASK. The management of one of Australias most beautiful and recognisable theatres, and my preferred venue, are thinking of approaching the internationally acclaimed show currently bumped into the venue to ask if I can film in the lobby of the building for a couple of hours one afternoon. How lovely is THAT! I'm very lucky with the people I meet. I hope the shows Producers are as kind as the Theatre's management. It'd be a Coup, a coup I tell you! But really, I'm excited by the idea because it would compliment perfectly the structure of my Documentary in a way a smaller venue couldn't. It'd speak volumes about my subject and his past, present, and future. Fingers crossed there as well everyone :)

That's it, I'll stop procrastinating on my Treatment now. Til next time.

Take: 13

Blogger Diana Crabtree mused...

If you die, I will KILL you!

Sat Aug 25, 01:58:00 pm

 
Blogger jin mused...

Shit Rich!!!

:-S

PLEASE let us know when you are back and you can confirm that everything is ok like we know it will be!??!

Anytime you get upset/worried surround yourself with an imaginary bright white light.... yeah yeah.... I know you're laughing at me but I'm serious! It works!

Enlightenment will only come to those whom have consumed as much chocolate as I.

Sat Aug 25, 04:17:00 pm

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

Diana! Don't be like that... death is not an option. It's a very safe and quick procedure. But there is the real chance that the facial nerve can be damaged resulting in no feeling on that side of the face. I could get the Op for free, social welfare rocks, but I wouldn't get the specialist I want so I'm going to fork out copious amounts of cash to make sure it's done by the best.

Mon Aug 27, 08:30:00 am

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

Well yes Jinners, shit indeed. The surgery wont be performed for a couple of months yet. I still need an MRI to confirm the diagnosis and then I have to wait for a gap in the specialists schedule. If the diagnosis is right then there shouldn't be any problem waiting a couple of months.

I don't mean to doubt you Jin but if at any time I see a bright white light I'm running in the other direction!

Mon Aug 27, 08:33:00 am

 
Blogger Diana Crabtree mused...

You don't need full use of your facial muscles for me to think you are beautiful Rich.

But no matter how beautiful you are, I will still kill you if you die!

Mon Aug 27, 09:50:00 am

 
Anonymous Rich mused...

HA! I'm not dying... or I am but just at the normal rate.

As for being beautiful, um, call me vain but I kinda think that having the use of the left side of my face would be really, really good. Particularly when it comes to standing in front of large groups of people, like I did the other day, to convince them to make my films. And although the scar from the surgery will definitely make me memorable, a frozen face would just make me look 'special'. I don't want to look 'special', and have a droopy eye-lid, and drool... yeah, drooling out one side of my mouth would NOT be cool. Call me fussy but I would prefer to live without that!

Mon Aug 27, 11:34:00 am

 
Blogger Diana Crabtree mused...

If you lose feeling in half your face, you wont feel it when girls slap you for your inappropriate comments.

I still hope your face doesn't freeze. when I had my wisdom teeth removed, they warned me that might happen, and I did have complications, so I guess I count myself as lucky.

Scars are sexy, BTW

Mon Aug 27, 01:43:00 pm

 
Blogger concerned citizen mused...

L>T here

Well jeez, rich. Sorry about all that. I hope it all turns out alright. :)

I passed on watching the video.
Once during an office visit, I thought I could watch the doctor do a biopsy on a lymph node on the inside of my husbands thigh, The incision part wasn't too bad, but then the doctor stuck his whole hand in my husbands leg! I wasn't expecting that. *shudder* It cured me of wanting to watch any more operations.

Tue Aug 28, 10:44:00 am

 
Blogger Southernspeak4 mused...

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Thu Aug 30, 10:11:00 am

 
Blogger Wendy mused...

Oh.My.God.I didn't know and am sure you are taking good care of yourself by now.

I hope you heal quickly and you are well. Remember, chicks dig scars!

Take care, thinking of you.

Thu Aug 30, 10:33:00 am

 
Blogger Wendy mused...

oh, a couple months off. Okay then.

Thu Aug 30, 10:34:00 am

 
Blogger Squid Vicious mused...

Didn't you know there's scientific research I just made up that links eating crayons to head lumpy things? Either that or its due to puking on a horse...

Thu Aug 30, 10:56:00 am

 
Blogger SafeTinspector mused...

now I'm hungry again. Thanks a lot.

And, as I've read ahead to the next post I won't mention how much I hope your second place finish turns into a directorship or anything.

Mon Sep 03, 08:55:00 am

 

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