Christy Mack was allegedly attacked by MMA fighter War Machine on Aug. 8. Now, experts tell HollywoodLife.com how Christy can begin to heal, both emotional and physically, after the vicious assault.
After War Machine, 32, allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack, 23, she was left with horrific injuries including 18 broken bones in her face and a ruptured liver. Experts tell us how Christy can conquer her terror and heal her heart and body after a life-threatening assault.
Christy Mack’s Injuries: Expert Say What She Needs To Do To Recover From Attack
Christy is getting support from around the world as she recovers from a vicious attack. As she heals, Dr. Gilda Carle, relationship expert and author of Don’t Bet On The Prince: How To Have the Man You Want by Betting on Yourself, gives HollywoodLife.com insight on abusive relationships and healing after a domestic attack.
Dr. Carle says Christy can “absolutely” mend after this horrific attack. The Dr. says Christy should “seek help with someone who can help her understand why she has put up with this for so long.” The healing isn’t overnight.
“Since this has occurred for a period of time, the healing process will be a period of time. Once it does change, once she feels better about herself, she will wonder why she was even involved with a man who was so insensitive to her. When people have that epiphany they say, ‘I can’t believe I lead my life this way in the past,'” Dr. Carle explains.
War Machine’s arrest on Aug. 15 should help Christy’s healing process. “Once he is locked up, she will feel a lot more comfortable. She must talk to a therapist, about when this started, what she did about it, and how she may have without knowing it allowed it to continue,” Dr. Carle says about the abuse.
Christy Mack: How Long Her Physical Injuries Will Take To Fully Heal
Dr. Barry M. Rose M.D, Anesthesiologist, California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif., who has not treated Christy, opens up about how long it takes patients to physically recover.
“From what she has said, it seems that none of her injuries, assuming that there are no complications of surgeries or recovery, will prevent her from doing whatever she wishes to do in the future. Her vision loss, if not due to retinal or optic nerve injury, should reverse itself, with the speed of visual recovery depending on the mechanism of vision loss. If there is retinal or optic nerve or brain injury, she may have permanent visual loss in the left eye,” he explains.
Dr. Rose says that her teeth and nose can be restored with cosmetic surgery, while he “liver injury hopefully will heal completely.” And, “her walking should recover as her leg trauma heals.” His timeline for these injuries? “Without knowing the exact nature of her injuries, I would guess that complete recovery to her ‘pre-injured’ state might take between six months and one year. It really depends on the nature and extent of any needed surgery and the recovery from those procedures. If no surgery is needed, her recovery time might be considerably shorter,” he explains.
We wish Christy the very best on her road to recovery.
Fans who want to send cards and gifts (no flowers) can send those to:
Christy Mack Gifts
10120 W Flamingo Rd Ste
4222 LV NV 89147
You can also donate to Christy’s GiveForward page to help cover some of her expenses if you would like.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233; operators are standing by 24/7.
— Written by Megan Ross, Reporting by Caitlin Beck & Eric Ray