Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
These pictures where taken in the desert sections along the PCT. The first 700 miles is pretty much desert..
Each one of these pictures were taken at various times when I felt like giving up. It just happens when you're out there alone, cranky and tierd. But each day I would look back at my pictures and say why would you want to quit??? I would look at my pictures at night, and know there was no way I could quit.
I have been laying low latley. I had eyelid surgery last week I'm healing great. Tomorrow I'm going in fo my final surgery I've been wanting done. It's called laser resurfacing. I have been talking to my plastic surgeon since Febuary about having this done. The only reason I haven't done it sooner is the down time. You have to stay out of the sun and really can't go out while the healing is taking place. The first 4 days is the worst. You have to keep your skin covered with ointment for the first 10 days. Your entire face will peel off. And underneath your new skin is bright pink to red for the next couple weeks. After 2 weeks you can apply make-up so you don't look so pink all the time.
After a month the redness fades. Some pinkness can remain for up to 3 months. Nothing make-up can't hide.
I finally decided I can do this now since I'm not working and I can avoid the sun for two weeks.
I know you're asking why?? First is why not???
I have a lot of fine lines and discoloration from the sun. It will erase fine lines even out pigment and my skin will be fresh and smooth.
I have read everything I can about the laser resurfacing. I am happy to have very supported friends that I can talk to as well. I will be documenting the healing I will take pictures. I know I will look a little freakish in the begining so I'm prepared.
As you all know I'm honest sometimes to honest but that's just me.
I hope you all have a wonderful day. Please send me positive thoughts tomorrow. Thanks everyone.
Oh, if anyone has had this done or knows anyone who has, please feel free to email me and let me know how it went.