All is Vanity: Gerda BEFORE
I want to point out that posting this totally unvarnished photo of myself shows that vanity is not an insurmountable obstacle in my life. What I intend with this post, is to let you know that I am going to have “cosmetic” eye-lid surgery tomorrow–the kind of “cosmetic” that Medicare, aka, you, the taxpayer!–will pay for. I did not ask for this surgery–my eye-doctor informed me that my eyelids have dropped so much as a result of old age and gravity, that I would have to have them tightened–apparently my eyelids reduce my field of vision quite a bit in their current droopy shape.
A surgeon begins a upper-eyelid blepharoplasty
The supposedly good part of this–other than seeing better–is that my eyes will look better. That is, once my raccoon face bruises will have faded away.
I will keep you up to date with the outcome, including every shade of bruise!
Think of Peter, for whom this will be much harder for me as I will be passed out and he has to do the waiting…
December 13, 2017 @ 9:48 pm
Good for you !!
December 23, 2017 @ 5:02 pm
Thanks so much, Joan. I wish you the most wonderful Christmas with your loved ones this year. I can’t imagine how hard it must be without Derek, but your faith and love have brought you this far–and you are at a beautiful and peaceful place of love. I am so lucky to have known you most of my life. Much, much love.
December 14, 2017 @ 5:45 am
December 23, 2017 @ 5:04 pm
Baie dankie, Rene. Ek is al klaar soveel beter dat ek heeltemal vergeet van die operasie–behalwe as ek in die spieel kyk.. Wens jou ‘n geseende Kersfees en nuwe jaar toe.
Paulette Reyneke (van Wyk)
December 14, 2017 @ 7:58 am
Jy is n brawe vrou ! Sterkte , hoop dit gaan baie goed.
Ek wens jou en Peter en al julle geliefdes graag ook graag
‘n Geseënde Kersfees en lekker saamkuier toe.
Ns, ek geniet jou blog baie!
December 23, 2017 @ 5:06 pm
Paulette, dis vir my so wonderlik om van jou te hoor. Baie dankie vir jou goeie wense en jou gawe woorde oor my blog. Ek is al heeltemal beter behalwe dit pers ringe op my wange! ‘n Geseende Kersfees vir jou ook and al die mense vir wie jy lief is.