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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Where's Fall?

Something very unique to the high desert of Southern California, you can have 4 seasons in one day! It has happened before. Right now, I'm wondering where fall is. In the morning it's chilly but by afternoon shorts are the clothing of choice with the sunshining.

I'm sure everyone has read about all the fires out this way. So sad. Alot of mobile home parks look like they were bombed. Used to be we only had fires in the fall, not anymore, we have them year round. Don't know why but it's sad.

Personally, I'd rather live where you have 4 seasons and snow. I could use to lose a few pounds by shoveling some snow.

I had some surgery last Tuesday, guess I could share that earlier this year (February) I elected to have a "Life Style Lift". You know, the ones with all the commercials about how the down time is so little, you will be able to go back to work in several days yada yada yada...I had my eyelids and lower lids fixed, my jowls (sagging) and neck sculpted.

I was very happy with my eyes, however, since they do not use drains (and make a big deal about the fact that they don't) I developed a huge hematoma under my chin. When I went back to get it checked it had to be drained several times. Needless to say I was in pain, not only on my face but my pocketbook as well! However, my doctor made it right and I had to drive down there (99 miles) several times over the months to get cortisone injections as scar tissue developed and the shots were to break it up so it could be reoperated on and removed. So I had that surgery last Tuesday.

So far, I'm not impressed. I'm still in ALOT of pain..told that next week I can use heat and then have to massage it alot to "get the look" I want. Which is a "no gathered or puckered" look..we'll see. So I know you are all dying to know it I'd do it again. NO!!!! I'd live with the jowls and extra skin on my neck. Not worth the pain or the $$.

Found another great resource for my fibromyalgia online. Luckily for me, the doctor (Medical group) is in Torrance, California which is apx 102 miles from me. Besides the fact that I had to pay cash for my visit which was quite costly (but will be reimbursed for some of it from my insurance company) I was VERY PLEASED!! Dr. Moses Laufer told me I am very sick. He explained who the disease affects our's amazing. We arrived at 12:30 pm and finally were able to leave at 6:00pm. I had 4 IV bags of nutrients and medication as my immune system has been badly compromised. I also came home with VitB-12 shots to administer myself.

Dr. Laufer (Holtorf Medical Group) treats with bio-identical hormones and supplements and vitamins. I am feeling better with the fibro than I have felt in years!! Truly. He is testing alot of my 'chemicals' in my body throughly including my thyroid, hormones etc. I was not on any hormones which was another problem. So hopefully in a few months I will really be feeling good and having energy finally!!! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank God I have good insurance through hubby's work!!


Prim and Proper Folks said...

It's so good to hear from you Sharon! I'm sorry you are going through all this from your surgery...their commercials sure sell a 'pain free' lift, don't they? HA Great news about your new doc and the treatment you are receiving for your fibromyalgia. What a blessing for sure!!! I've heard lots of great things about bio-identical hormone replacement treatments. I believe Suzanne Sommers is a huge advocate too. :-) It's good to chat with you, my friend!! Hugs-Susan

Pea said...

I am so sorry about your illness, pain and surgery. My g.f. had it done too and was not happy when all done. She does look younger but not like the pics they show you. She didn't get her eyes done. Just the lift. If I am gonna spend that kind of money I will just have the real deal. But I know that will never happen. LOL
HOpe you heal soon

Cookie said...

Sharon, sure hope things straighten out for you soon and you are on the road to recovery.
How terrible that you have had so much trouble and pain!

AwtemNymf said...

Hi Sharon- I'm in Southern Ca.- High Desert to be exact. I wonder if we're practically neighbors and don't it! Small world eh?! :O) I know what you mean about the weather! It feels cold (surrounding mountains), and once you get outside- and stand inthe sun- you'd feel like Spring. I love the weather here, just not the winds!
I hope you feel better soon! Hugs!
*sprinkle sprinkle*