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12/16/2009 10:03:47 PM
evelyn
evelyn
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As some of you know...my son is an anaplastologist, that is, he makes prosthetic ears, fingers, noses, breasts, etc. for cancer patients who have lost these parts so they can go out in public and be accepted as normal. Last week he was making an ear for an elderly gentleman. The man`s existing ear had many tiny thread-like veins throught the ear. Jay went to a yarn store and bought a ball of wool the exact colour of the man`s veins. He pulled it apart and separated the fibers until he had the tiniest bits of the wool as possible. When the prosthesis was in the "liquid" stage, he added the yarn and floated the strands beneath the surface in a pattern resembling human veins. When the piece was completed and placed on the recipient, he had an ear exactly like his other one.
He was one happy man and no longer felt like people were staring at him.
Neat eh!
Evelyn
12/17/2009 5:07:23 AM
bets
bets
Posts 18978
I know where he gets his creativity from!

;-)
12/17/2009 7:00:47 AM
Daryl
Daryl
Posts 3079
Brillian son. Also not only does it demonstrate creative brilliance but sensitivity to note those veins and realize that replicating them was important for the total effect. Kind.
12/17/2009 7:09:08 AM
Les
Les
Posts 4244
Genius!
Hope it doesn`t pill! LOL
Les
12/17/2009 7:41:46 AM
bri
bri
Posts 3164
A total wow, MacGyver moment. What a great yarny story.
12/17/2009 10:17:27 AM
suzann
suzann
Posts 2711
What a wonderful story, Evelyn. Your son is certainly creative. But he wouldn`t have known about wool if it hadn`t been for you.

suzann
12/17/2009 10:36:39 AM
Guest
Guest
LOVE this story!

-Marie
http://smariek.blogspot.com
12/17/2009 10:39:13 AM
Jamie
Jamie
Posts 3462
Fascinating! Very creative! We are blessed to have doctors like him. You are blessed to have a brilliant, caring son!
Jamie
12/17/2009 12:04:40 PM
Sandra D
Sandra D
Posts 4496
Amazing, and so wonderfully creative of your son! Thanks for the story, I`m going to pass it on to the yarn doubters that I live with :-).
12/17/2009 9:54:25 PM
evelyn
evelyn
Posts 990
Thank you everyone, and just for the record, he`s not a doctor. He`s an artist by profession. A sculptor to be exact. That is what his degree is in.
He`s doing good work and we`re proud of him. He had to move to North Carolina from Canada, our home, in order to open his practise. Too much red tape at home.
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