Even after the incident, Connie never dreamed she would get a face transplant. "I just assumed I was going to walk around with a hole in my face for the rest of my life," she says.
Eighty percent of Connie's new face comes from an anonymous donor. She is legally blind, but says she make out shadows. Despite her new physical attributes, Connie says she feels like her old self. "I just have to retrain my muscles all over again," she says. "I have to exercise them every day just like doing push-ups or sit-ups every day."
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Connie says she's regaining feeling in her face and making vast improvements. "I'm getting headaches with sinuses and stuff, but I feel a hundred percent better than I used to," she says.