18 September 2010
She rubs a finger across the lump on the skin of her stomach, it feels like a spot, but she has to twist her neck, and lift up the folds of flesh to see it. Yup, a spot. However on squeezing, the white coming out is not a pus-like exudate, one splurge and it's out everywhere, but a different texture, a thick solid tube of suet. It can be teased and stroked out, massaged out almost; and she is reminded of David Attenborough nature documentaries. The head of the guinea worm living under the skin, if caught it can be threaded on a stick, and then the whole worm can be carefully wound out of an infected person. The spot, keyhole liposuction to remove the four stone creature living under her skin?
I'm thinking about something else