I noticed this year that there was a new woman looking back at me from the mirror. This woman has age spots, lines around the eyes, gray hair, major forehead creases. Man, this chick has really hit the wall.
As an Old Schooler, I am having a hard time coming to grips with my “new” face. The aging process really seemed to accelerate after childbirth. I wonder whether it’s caused by life stress in being a working mom or whether this was inevitable once I hit my mid thirties.
So I’ve been pondering what my next steps should be. Botox seems relatively simple (albeit an expensive, temporary fix). Plastic surgery scares me, and of course, any elective surgery for people with diabetes is frowned upon because of the risk for blood clots, infections, and other complications. Has anyone here had elective plastic surgery? Did any physicians discourage you? Were there any complications that could be attributed to the D?
We do have a patron saint for Type 1 diabetes and plastic surgery. Somehow I do not find this encouraging.