Undertoad Monday Feb 6 01:00 PM
2/6/2006: Face transplant patient appears
AureliusVin Monday Feb 6 01:56 PM
Wow, it is amazing that modern medicine is capable of doing such things I previously thought of only happening in movies. She does, however, have a long way to go before before playing in a game of Charades. Truly unbelievable stuff though.
Emrikol Monday Feb 6 01:59 PM
wolf Monday Feb 6 02:07 PM
Leah Monday Feb 6 05:00 PM
That's one lucky lady, I have to wonder if she still has the dog .
moonspider666 Monday Feb 6 05:35 PM
hmmmmm,a 2 faced woman;i heard of those
xoxoxoBruce Monday Feb 6 06:43 PM
It would appear that this is not yet an option for people that want to be prettier.
AureliusVin Monday Feb 6 07:15 PM
This is totally off topic, but as I was perusing through the list of "smilies", I came across the "doit" one and I think it might be one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen.
capnhowdy Monday Feb 6 07:16 PM
Who cares about the face?
AureliusVin Monday Feb 6 07:19 PM
Wait, scratch that.
Clodfobble Monday Feb 6 07:35 PM
What's with the teeth?? I would think they could give her normal-looking dentures.
footfootfoot Monday Feb 6 07:45 PM
Transplant in my book implies donor. can we get a liiiitle more info, but not too mcuh info. I agree with the teeth comment. that is old technology. reminds me of a joke that is too long to type tonight. if this thread lives on I amy attempt it later.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Feb 6 07:57 PM
I suspect they are her own teeth. The problem is the drooping lower lip.
Jordon Monday Feb 6 08:47 PM
Oh, and get this:
She started smoking again, knowing that it could lead to tissue rejection. In other words, she just needs that ciggie so bad she doesn't care that her face could just decompose and slough off. That's why they call it an addiction.
footfootfoot Monday Feb 6 09:05 PM
don't underestimate the power of nicotine. I know two former heroin addicts who smoke. they said kicking junk was a walk in the park compared to quitting cigs. both still smoke and have been junk free for a couple of decades.
wolf Tuesday Feb 7 03:04 AM
I'm wondering about the "before" pictures.
puquak Tuesday Feb 7 03:32 AM
Didn't find an after-dog attack, but here is before dog attack:
tang Tuesday Feb 7 09:22 AM
Not the best shot, but it gives you an idea of the "before". I think the new face is an improvement.
Karenv Tuesday Feb 7 03:19 PM
It isn't exactly someone else's face. It has her bone structure and musculature, and the skin is fairly plastic, so it probably looks more like her than the donor. Not so many freckles though.
Karenv Tuesday Feb 7 03:21 PM
pinkrose12 Tuesday Feb 7 04:04 PM
it may be very hard to quit smoking but that doesn't mean it can't be done. I did it and survived. I was very addicted. People quit smoking everyday. Given what this woman has at stake I think she would care enough to quit.
footfootfoot Wednesday Feb 8 12:25 PM
OK I still want to know where the donor came from.
Happy Monkey Wednesday Feb 8 01:13 PM
Maybe a retired politician didn't need their second face anymore.
dar512 Wednesday Feb 8 01:29 PM
Like most donors, this one was dead and had no more use for the parts.
wolf Wednesday Feb 8 02:15 PM
footfootfoot Wednesday Feb 8 02:21 PM
Thanks. that is exactly as much info as I wanted/needed. I will now be able to avoid this thread.
wolf Wednesday Feb 8 02:38 PM
Neither did the donor.
capnhowdy Wednesday Feb 8 05:27 PM
Personally, I'd want the face of someone who was not...er...stupid.
Sun_Sparkz Wednesday Feb 8 06:54 PM
but she looks the same? i mean the before attack and now doesnt look like anyone else to me? just looks like she has a homer simpson style beard-scar thats all. I dont see why she would feel like its not "her face" any moe than a car accident victim with reconstructive surgery would. - i mean the donor donated skin obviously i understand that skin on her was once on someone elses face. but i mean.. so? My parents both have someone elses heart after open heart surgery. My mum had blood transfusions when i was born for near 2 months and noone gave her "therepy" because OMG its someone elses blood inside her. I just dont "get" the whole big deal. People have ears on them that grew on mice backs for gods sake.
capnhowdy Wednesday Feb 8 07:32 PM
After a mass transfusion as a result of a GI bleed, I wondered about whose blood I had gotten. Must have been an alcoholic, tho... I tend to drink more.
Sun_Sparkz Wednesday Feb 8 07:52 PM
I guess whith blood though - it probably just came from a live donor - not a dead one, so its not AS creepy.
busterb Thursday Feb 9 07:08 PM
I found this while looking at past IodT. Don't remember how it turned out. Must have been a flop? http://www.betterhumans.com/News/2430/Default.aspx
Aliantha Thursday Feb 9 07:30 PM
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Feb 9 08:04 PM
Sun_Sparkz Thursday Feb 9 09:28 PM
yes.. the odds dont look good, but damn it Kfc just smells SO GOOD!
Beestie Thursday Feb 9 10:20 PM
I'm going to hell for this...
xoxoxoBruce Friday Feb 10 01:27 AM
wolf Friday Feb 10 02:00 AM
Undertoad Tuesday Sep 6 04:13 PM
Face transplant patient dies: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...abelle-dinoire
glatt Tuesday Sep 6 04:24 PM
well, thanks for the update, but that's too bad.