I don’t know why, but I’ve always been fascinated with medical things. From a very early age, I have found myself drawn to watching those stories on real life medical mysteries. When other kids were stuck on cartoons, I gravitated to watching weird TLC or Discovery shows on surgeries. My siblings would complain about what I had on the screen — clearly not sharing with my fascination. I always thought I would become a doctor, a surgeon of some sort. But, if Dr. Pimple Popper was around when I was young, there would be no doubt in my mind that dermatology would never have been one of those fields I would get into.
It grosses me out. Yes, me. I used to watch shows of the goriest surgeries and never batted an eye. I love those type of things and blood never has phased me. But squeezing ooze out of a giant pimple? Cutting it a giant cyst and watching the serosanguinous fluid ooze out of it. NOPE. And I still can’t get through a total Dr. Pimple Popper video and not find myself wishing I could just turn it off.
However, this is the kind of thing that a lot of people like it seems. The people who used to look at me sideways for enjoying surgical shows love their Dr. Sandra Lee, the person behind these videos, and well, it’s hit peek mainstream