Wednesday, July 15, 2015

...Just around the corner

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Mr. DeMille...I am ready for my closeup...not really.

I have been told by people that I do not look my age.

“I am 63…
“Oh surely not…you look about 55…really..no, 47?

And, I have been “hit on” by men not my husband or relative. They are in the upper senior level.

Here is the thing.  I know I still hold onto that by a thin piece of fleshy fabric.  I know that in a brief bit of time, I will get up, go to the bathroom mirror, and let go a silent scream.

I know that all cells in my body have probably formed a revolution, organizing through each inch of skin and fascia.  They have whispered, “Okay—tomorrow, every one simply lets go and gives into gravity.  Let'r all drop!”

I’ll let you know.  It is just around a corner.


P.S.  Migraines had become so severe that the only viable solution is having BOTOX injections--not on my face, (except one in each eye brow)  however. Temples, various places in the scalp, down the back of neck, into the shoulders. Thirty-eight injections that are unimaginable in the pain factor.

Please don't hate me because I'm beautiful...

Not really. Go ahead...

27 comments:

  1. ouch to all those injections. I've been jabbed in the neck and that is no fun what so ever.

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    1. The injections in the temples are the absolute worst.

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  2. You look great! I go to school and they tell my 7yr old that his grandma is there to pick him up. ;)

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    1. Ouch. I think you look great in the photos. And your 7 yr old is a cutey.

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  3. Its must be your stories which has kept you looking youthful. A beautiful mind ages at a much slower pace. You must be the proof.

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    1. Oh, you, sweet heart you! My brain (I hope) will keep me young while the rest of me gives in to gravity.

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  4. I am sorry there is no cure for your pain. I have a friend who has debilitating migraines. Bed ridden, dark room, no noise or movement. Talk about a southern style attack of the vapors. I envy neither of you.
    I had a dear friend once, about twenty years my senior. One day I realized all the skin on her face had fallen in, like parched, cracked mud, only as beautiful as ever. Still plump and lovely, but with a thousand creases. "MaryJane!" I exclaimed. "It just happened," she said. One day I looked and that's what I saw, too." Suddenly, at 72, me too. I think about MaryJane and tell her I'm pleased to have inherited her face, especially, as she told me, I'm not looking at it.

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    1. There you go...one day, the skin sags and we have the faces of our wise old grandmothers.

      Today is a case of the vagors.

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  5. ANYTHING which can stop migraine pain is worth it. Mine are rare but escalate until I am helplessly puking in a dark room.
    I am so very glad that yours can be eased, with the side effect of prolonging your outer beauty. The inner is always there. And always will be.

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  6. I'm so sorry your migraines are so severe, but glad you have found something to ease the pain at least a bit.
    And I would never in a million years have thought you were 63. Love the pic with your family.

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    1. My gr-daughters claim they keep me young, and they are probably correct. Playing with Barbies can do that, I have been told.

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  7. So sorry about the migraines. Those are a misery. But I'm going to choose to believe that even at 80 you'll still pass for 50.

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    1. Oh, flattery always feels good at this time of the a.m.

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  8. So sorry about your head aches. Maybe you find another solution, sometimes diet changes affect migraines.

    You look disgustingly beautiful. I wish I looked that good and I'm sixty

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    1. I am being very careful about food, avoiding trigger foods. Wine is amomg them!

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    2. The lens was smeared with Vaseline, so the mass of on-coming wrinkles are softened.

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  9. If only Botox could be used on all parts of the body, especially the jiggley parts. We could all look like manaquins. Of course, we could be in danger of an arm or a leg falling off.

    I hope the Botox helps your migraines. A friend of mine takes it for a problem with his eyelids and it works wonderfully for him.

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    1. Botox is a tremendously well. I am glad the your friend has found success. My injections sites don't affect the face. Aug.5 is the next round,. Aus. 5th.

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  10. Nope, you don't look 63 at all. Just a wee bit shy of 53. I have always been told I look young for my age, that people think I'm my daughter's older sister. I guess it was the Hair still brunette and skin plump with plump. But I have not heard that in six months at least. In fact , my teenage son suddenly looked at me as o drove and he clutched the seat and door at once. I thought he'd had a horrible thought cross his mind of some huge homework assignment he'd completely forgotten to do. But no. He exclaimed "dang, Mom! Your hair!! It's so GREY!!! " In that moment I wished he HAD just forgotten a huge homework assignment!

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    1. Oh, that was so wrong! Esp. while you were driving. Put extra salt in his portion of something delicious he likes.

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  11. Hey Susan,

    Your chronological age is one year older than mine. I reckon that you need picture ID if you ever wish to purchase alcoholic beverages. You are doing very well in the battle against gravity.

    I'm so sorry to read about your ongoing migraine experiences. It seems that Botox does give you some relief.

    Take care, young lady.

    Gary

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    1. I haven't been ID for years. The last time was a decade ago when an elderly clerk with soda bottle lenses asked to see it. I giggled.

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  12. Botox for migraines? I hadn't heard of that, I hope it helps. Migraines are something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, if I had enemies. I'm so sorry that my friends get them.
    I agree you don't look your age, you have a happy face.

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    1. Botox has been a great boon, but sooo darn expensive. My husband's insurance pays for most of it.
      A happy spirit is really the secret.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!