Jennie Ridyard
2 minute read
18 Jul 2022
5:54 pm

Reverse makeover from hell

Jennie Ridyard

My immune system was tired and that small, angry spot on my nose developed notions of greater things

Photo: iStock

I’m currently on two types of antibiotics and two types of painkillers – and on first-name basis with the rather hot local doctor. I only met him on Tuesday morning, but every day I send Willem pictures of me via WhatsApp, because he asked me to. “Your photos are likely not the worst my eyes will see today,” he tells me sweetly, but then ruins it by adding, “Scary pictures are unfortunately par for the course in my line of work.” Because my face is falling off. Right now, be grateful that the photo on the top of this column...