Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) will mark exactly one month since porn star Christy Mack was allegedly attacked -- and hospitalized -- by ex-boyfriend and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Jon Koppenhaver, who legally changed his name to "War Machine" back in 2008.
What a difference a couple of weeks makes.
Unfortunately, every time a new photo of Mack finds its way online, supporters for the incarcerated "Machine" launch an offensive and call into question the injuries she sustained back on Aug. 15, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, which could see Koppenhaver convicted of attempted murder.
That's why Mack released a time lapse set of photos documenting her recovery along with a new statement about her healing process, which doesn't sound like much fun and could be several months away from being over.
First to last is two days, two weeks, four weeks, and Sat. night (Sept. 13):
"I've had several dentist visits to make eating more comfortable and make my smile look more normal. I still have a few more dental visits to go. I've had my eyes checked and made aware that I'm very lucky to have my vision where it is, since the muscle is tethered by the fragments from the blowout fracture in my left eye. My multiple nose fractures will be fixed in the next couple of months. While they're fairly symmetrical, my nose is shifted on the inside and out causing breathing issues (I also make everyone feel how my bones stick out on the left side because it feels so weird). My top lip will regain movement in less than six months ... looking forward to using straw again."
"My liver seems to be alright. I was admitted back to the hospital shortly after I was released the first time for some minor treatment, but I did not have surgery. While my face is starting to look decent again from the swelling going down, it is still not my own. Cutting what was left of my hair off, and losing 15 pounds (which is a lot when you're 5'1") made me feel even further away from myself. It's hard to look in the mirror every day and see someone you do not know."
"After having make up done and dressing up for yesterday's charity event, I feel much better about how I look now. It made me feel more normal and beautiful for the first time in a very long time. The event that I went to was for Face Forward. A non-profit charity that funds surgeries for women and children that have been in horrible situations that require them to have reconstructive surgery. They are not funding me, my surgeries are being donated by other doctors. I met many wonderful people and look forward to working more with them in the future."
Koppenhaver, who was apprehended in California after escaping "Sin City," is currently behind bars on 32 counts of felonious assault (see them here). Along with his lawyer, War Machine was extradited back to Las Vegas and entered a plea of not guilty.
He will appear before the judge next month (Oct. 17) to answer for his charges.