Comments: Imperfections

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I'm so sorry, Jordana, to learn about this and what a difficult time to be between diagnosis and treatment plan. My prayers are already with you and the baby.

(Actually the link provided a lot of hope, but I understand the fear that drives the focus on internal hemangiomas.)

Posted by Earth Girl at January 5, 2005 01:31 PM

A friends daughter also had one; it was on her face and people would constantly ask her "What did you do to her?" Not what happened, but what did you do? It idid fade away, and from a quick search on the internet that seems to be the way of most of them; they are present at or shortly after birth, become larger, then stop growing, then begin to fade.

Don't worry about the playground stage, just raise her with a good sense of her own value outside of her physical appearance, and no matter what, she will feel good about who she is.

Posted by Rachel Ann at January 5, 2005 04:01 PM

I will keep little B (special name from Auntie B othewise known as "me") in my prayers. I had one that went away when I was four, I also something similar in the white of my eye, it was removed when I was in HS (your brother was actually nice to me when I had that surgery). Many people made unkind comments about it, but I knew it came from ignorance. I don't remember much of the reaction from when I was younger, other than the doctor consultation and my dad seeming very worried about it.
If she is as tough a cookie as her mom, then she will make it through anything like this quite well!

Posted by Blair at January 5, 2005 09:33 PM

The part I love is how polite people are when they say stuff like that [/sarcasm]. Otherwise normal people become unbelievably nosy sometimes.

If it gets to be too much, go ahead and make up some horrible story to make them feel bad. That'll learn 'em.

Posted by skinnydan at January 6, 2005 07:55 AM