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Friday, 21 September 2012
Behold, the Real Me!
Smiling - uneven look to be corrected
Not smiling - but not miserable or cr
Sextant is always so incredibly honest about himself that I am inspired to share with you the following: I am going to have my eyes fixed ! There I've said it and as you have no doubt seen the pics first - I hope I have everyone's blessing? I do subscribe to the ideal of "growing old gracefully", I really don't object to this but I find that as my eyelids begin to fall lower and lower over my lashes, there are several consequences of which the most powerful one to me now is that I recognise myself less and less. Also, I notice more and more that people ask me if I am cross or upset when I am nothing of the sort. Putting on mascara is becoming more tricky. If I don't wear powder eye-shadow the folds in the lids seem to stick together. The bags under my eyes make me look constantly tired (I really don't mind the actual wrinkles). The most relevant thing to me is that this is one area of plastic surgery in which the costs have come down enormously. I don't even have to go to the operating theatre or pay anaesthetist's fees. The 'procedures' get done in the surgeon's rooms, with a nurse in attendance and just a local anaesthetic near to each eye. The secret here is that you do either the lids or the bags but not both together. Then next month you go back for the other op. The total cost is less than half that of going to theatre for both at once. I can't wait. The nearest date I could get is November 16th. Amazingly, I am going to the same surgeon that my sister-in-law went to 15 years ago when he was just starting out. Her lids are still good and her bags have not come back, so that's a good reference. Watch this space for more pics... I keep wondering if this is a vanity thing? Well to some extent yes - although I remember my poor mom could hardly see out of her eyes as she got older, the lids hung so low. It's a shame that she was so terrified of doctors she would not have considered getting them fixed. I've also heard that your vision can be affected. I have to confess though (re pics on this post) that my contact lenses give a somewhat false pretty blue colour to my eyes which are in fact, a sort of muddy green. On the plus side - I have not worried about the quality of the pics - I just pointed the camera at me and took them myself so they are a bit distorted.