18 September 2010

guinea

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?
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