I Saw my Magician

@DianneN (232010)
United States
July 21, 2021 11:18am CST
Monday I played pickle ball and met so many old friends there! Fun morning. Went out to lunch afterwards with my friend and ate outdoors on a pretty patio. But yesterday was the day I had to see my magician! Hubs drove me, but had to drop me off and leave. Very strict Covid rules. He went out for coffee and returned to pick me up after my session. I had the third of three Fractora laser sessions. I was due for my last appointment on November 12, 2019, but had to cancel. It was the day we had to put our precious Doodles the cat down. We left shortly after for Florida. Then Covid hit. So…. my magician of a surgeon did what he had to do. I booked an appointment for another session in September and an appointment for Morpheus 8 a week afterwards. All face and neck laser treatments. I know many prefer to grow old naturally; wrinkles, bags, and all, but not me. I want to stay pretty and youthful looking as long as possible. Hubs loves me no matter how I look and thinks I’m crazy - , but he puffs up with pride when we are out and about together. Love modern science. Love looking like a better version of myself. Love my beauty doctor. Love that our son stopped by to check on me, brought get well gifts, and spent the afternoon keeping me company. Love that my husband made dinner for us. Meanwhile, no going out for the rest of the week. 300 laser needles left me sunburned looking, have a few scabs, and sandpaper feeling skin. I do it because I can.
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@Tina30219 (71118)
• Onaway, Michigan
21 Jul
Very beautiful. I told my boyfriend I will keep coloring my hair til the day I die.
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
21 Jul
Good for you! My son’s mother-in-law and my best friend all feel the same as you and I.
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@GardenGerty (136533)
• United States
21 Jul
@DianneN I am keeping my hair lively and colored.
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@NJChicaa (100789)
• United States
21 Jul
300 needles? Hell to the NO! I take Jimmy Buffett's line of thinking: "wrinkles only go where the smiles have been".
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
21 Jul
Hey, you’re still young!
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@much2say (50592)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jul
You are beautiful no matter what Do whatever makes you feel fabulous . All I want right now is a decent haircut .
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
21 Jul
Thanks and I hear ya! Having my second haircut next week.
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@much2say (50592)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Jul
@DianneN All of us need haircuts now .
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@S4mmyboy (2070)
• Mumbai, India
21 Jul
You are absolutely gorgeous and stunning. With you looking youthful your hubby may feel he is getting involved with more youthful activities that help him to feel invigorated and young again himself. So indirectly it's your hubby who is gaining out of it.
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
Thanks so much! You are hilarious, but may be right!
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@S4mmyboy (2070)
• Mumbai, India
22 Jul
@DianneN thank you... It's true
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@allknowing (94476)
• India
21 Jul
Have you not heard of the expression ageing gracefully
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
21 Jul
No such thing in my book.
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@allknowing (94476)
• India
21 Jul
@DianneN If that makes you happy who am I to poke my nose
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
@allknowing I’d like to see your nose!
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@ThatDisha (1890)
• India
22 Jul
You look beautiful in the picture! I cannot even imagine taking 300 needles
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
Thanks so much. I had numbing cream and my doctor worked quickly. Still hurt like heck!
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@ThatDisha (1890)
• India
22 Jul
@DianneN take care of yourself
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
@ThatDisha Thank you! I’m following doctor’s orders.
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• Sonora, California
22 Jul
You look beautiful, outside and I know you’re beautiful on the inside from the kindness you show…
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
Aww, thanks so much for saying that.
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• Sonora, California
22 Jul
@DianneN You are most welcome, I call it as I see it
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
@Michellekidwell I do, too, and thanks again. You made my day.
@LindaOHio (70992)
• United States
22 Jul
300 needles? No thank you! I'll age un-gracefully (new word). :-) Hope you feel better soon. Kudos for your bravery! Great picture. I think you look terrific with or without the treatments. Hugs.
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
I feel great, but look sunburned. No big deal. I’d rather get that than have a blood test.
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@LindaOHio (70992)
• United States
23 Jul
@DianneN I don't like a blood test either. I look the other way.
@LadyDuck (347240)
• Switzerland
22 Jul
You look beautiful Dianne, but I know what you mean, I do not want to show wrinkles and bags either.
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
Thanks, Anna. I want to look as good as I can for however long it takes.
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@LadyDuck (347240)
• Switzerland
23 Jul
@DianneN I do not like the idea to "look old". I am lucky to have almost no wrinkles, I do what necessary to keep my skin firm.
@arunima25 (62201)
• Bangalore, India
22 Jul
You are gorgeous! And it is good that you chose to stay that way all the time. What is pickleball? I wanted to ask you in the earlier post too where you mentioned it.
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
Thanks! I will fight aging until I can’t. lol Pickle ball is a game played on a court with a paddle, a net, and whiffle ball. Very similar to tennis doubles, but on a smaller court, It’s the rage here and a great workout. I’m playing Monday morning, no matter how I look.
@arunima25 (62201)
• Bangalore, India
23 Jul
@DianneN I have the same plan to fight to age as much as I can. My yoga and meditation have helped me look young so far, I hope that they would do that in future too. That sounds like an interesting game and a real good workoutThanks to Mylot friends, I learnt something new today.
• Rupert, Idaho
22 Jul
Wonderful photo! And that sounds painful....but I can respect why you do it.
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
Thanks for understanding. It hurt like heck even with a numbing cream. Oh, well. lol
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• Rupert, Idaho
23 Jul
@DianneN No problem! And ouch....sometimes the numbing stuff doesn't help enough!
@moffittjc (98032)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Jul
How often do you have to keep getting the laser treatment? Is it really a permanent way to get rid of unwanted hair?
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
Not hair lol! Firms up the face. I go as often as I need it and should go daily.
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@moffittjc (98032)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Jul
@DianneN Oh cool! I didn't realize that lasers could do that!
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@jstory07 (107763)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Jul
You have natural beauty inside of you so no matter what you are beautiful.
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
Awwww, thank you. It’s good to have both.
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@jstory07 (107763)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Jul
@DianneN Yes it is.
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@Belexhanns (2742)
• Kampala, Uganda
21 Jul
You will stay pretty forever
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
I intend to!
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• Kampala, Uganda
22 Jul
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@Shiva49 (22501)
• Singapore
21 Jul
Good. Live your life as you choose to. It is a relentless fight against aging!
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
21 Jul
I will. That’s why I must keep up with the fighting.
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@Shiva49 (22501)
• Singapore
22 Jul
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@FourWalls (34517)
• United States
21 Jul
I don’t do it because it wouldn’t help any.
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
21 Jul
You kill me!
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@FourWalls (34517)
• United States
21 Jul
@DianneN — well, I am an ex-postal employee….
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@Dena91 (14529)
• United States
22 Jul
Glad you are able to do what makes you feel good about yourself. Hope you heal soon.
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
Thanks! Life’s little pleasures.
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• Bosnia And Herzegovina
22 Jul
"i do it because i can" - absolutely well said. i'd do a lot of thing if i could i think it's good to improve your looks and do things that make you feel good about yourself
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
Thanks for understanding. If I could get a head transplant, I’d do that, too!
@marlina (128059)
• Canada
22 Jul
You look gorgeous, no doubt about that!
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
@DocAndersen (45679)
• United States
22 Jul
you have to do you - never apologize for being who you are!
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@DianneN (232010)
• United States
22 Jul
Thanks, Scott.