When I woke up from surgery I could feel this huge bandage, like a pillow, on my neck. I felt like Frankenstein.
I didn’t dare move my neck because I had visions of my head falling off.
But the bandage had to be changed, and that’s when I plucked up my courage to look in the mirror. What I saw was surprisingly innocuous. Instead of a huge wound, there were a few stitches, and some long but shallow cuts, spanning one side of the collarbone.