One of the most interesting things about this experience has been the apparent lack of reaction from others.
I'm used to having a white nose now - but I don't look exactly normal. Nor did I when I had two enormous black eyes.
Yet I have had several conversations with acquaintances and complete strangers, none of whom have let on that they have noticed anything amiss.
(My friends and closer acquaintances couldn't restrain themselves. They wanted to know all the gory details, bit by bit. I've been touched by their care and concern.)
Even the boys back at school haven't commented.
? Polite, or what? Not that I'd be offended anyway...