Firstly, I want to say that I am not an exhibitionist. Well, not really anyway. I have been known to expose myself to anyone who felt it would be artistically prudent to do so, but as a rule, I don't flash indiscriminately. Although Nina says I 'will strip at the sight of a washing bowl' because I've spent so long in hospital!
No. I put these photos on as a. a sign that I am healing really well, and will be back to normal as soon as I can, and b. a cautionary tale.
I used to brag that I had my first cigarette at the age of 8 or 9, and I was regularly smoking at 12. I also used to think it was cool to say I could down a bottle of scotch and still walk home. This is what happens when you do that. I stopped smoking 8 years ago, I stopped drinking 20 years ago, and still it caught up with me. If you are happy to take your past on your shoulders and bear the scars, fine, but never blame anyone else for looking like this after a life of cigareets and whisky...............and the odd wild wild women!