My dog ate my face  

pickthisguy11 36M
60 posts
1/19/2006 10:20 pm

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My dog ate my face


On November 27 of 2005, most of us were probably still recovering from a near-overdose of tryptophan, but in France, a woman known only as Isabelle was unconscious in a hospital having recently undergone the worlds first facial transplant.

Isabelle's face was partially torn off after being mauled by a dog last spring. She received her new nose, lips, and chin from a brain-dead woman.

Last month Isabelle and her team of doctor's had a scare when she had a small tissue-rejection episode, which she has now gotten past and is doing well.

How does one repay such a gift as a new face? Well, for Isabelle that is simple; she took up smoking. Normally I don't care if a person smokes or not. I just recently quit smoking, so I feel I am in no position to criticize others for the habit. But in the case of Isabelle, I feel somebody must savage this woman, verbally I mean.

So why do I care if she smokes or not? Simple. Smoking impairs circulation to tissues and raises the risk of rejection. The woman makes me sick. She was given the face of a woman, what better gift could she ever receive? It is like when a drunk is give a liver transplant and starts drinking again. Some people deserve to be shot.

A worse part of the whole situation is the fact that this is a procedure that has never been done. It was groundbreaking. If the transplant fails, doctors in the future will be less likely to try such a procedure again.

I hope others are as upset about this as I am.

rm_cockmerollme 45F
1223 posts
1/20/2006 12:15 am

Well, god, I think that this could open up a whole can of worms. Do we give transplants to people who engage in risky behaviour? Why were people in shock when Dale Earnhartwas killed...what did you expect? He drove a car as fast as it could go on a small track with 25 other morons.
Do we give insurance to people who don't eat well or exercise? Do we blame people for getting AIDS for not protecting themselves? People love to yell at women who stay with abusive husbands or partners. When do we call a human a human, and what cannot be overlooked?
We know stuff is bad for us all the time, that in the long run it does us no good, but I still drive fast sometimes, I watch bad movies, I stay up too late, I have sex and am not married....so? What now? Who deserves what?

I'm glad it's not up to me.

LET'S GO METS!!!


pickthisguy11 36M
79 posts
1/20/2006 10:16 am

You make a good point. It doesn't matter to me if people choose to engage in risky behavior. If we never did life would be less fun. However, when you are given a new liver, kidney, face, whatever the transplanted organ may be, I feel you have some kind of moral obligation to treat your new body part with a respect above and beyond how you may have treated your own body in the past.


rm_cockmerollme 45F
1223 posts
1/21/2006 12:57 am

Sure, moral responsibility,yeah.

But, it's not illegal to be an asshole. Yet.

LET'S GO METS!!!


pickthisguy11 36M
79 posts
1/22/2006 12:11 am

The day it becomes illegal to be an asshole is the day I move to Canada. Prison doesn't appeal to me.


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