Thursday, March 17, 2011

Re-apply every six weeks.

We had snow again this week, about 4 inches. It came down in huge wet glob-flakes all day long. Which day? I cannot remember, as I have been sick with the Dreaded Creeping Crud since Sunday. Today, I am able to toddle about, do laundry and whatnot, but it was hard going there for awhile. 

Of course, Sweetie is now afflicted. Fortunately, he is off work until Sunday morning and has me to fetch and carry for him. 

Tomorrow, I am off to see a Nurse Practitioner, postponed from Monday. I have had to cut the cord with my long-time Doctor in Indiana and hope to have made a prudent choice here. Also, my medical benefits have kicked in. (Which is so suck ass, to be dependent upon one's spouse's work insurance. I. will. not. rant.) Anyway, I hope I like this medical group. I hope they are caring and nice and all that. Not judgmental, but not skimpy with good advice, either. 

You know, I just turned 54, and I have noticed that all of my body hair is thinning. I haven't shaved my legs in two months, but all I have is about 30 hairs per leg that are 3/4 of an inch long. My bangs are noticeably wimpier. Let us not even mention, you know, swimwear hair problems. I don't know how to deal with all of this. I don't feel old! Why does my body say I am? I wonder if I shouldn't quit coloring my hair. Maybe get it cut off way short and let the grey grow out. I don't have any roadmaps telling me which route to take.

I feel quite unsure. There is no mother, grandmother, sister, or aunt to guide me. Talk about lonely.


HelenaHandbag said...

I have none of the female relative either, my dear so I'm going to dive into the fray here.
Cut your hair and color if you still want to. I have more body hair than I've ever had. The thought of swim suits gives me a rash. I did not really want stiff hair appearing on my face and neck. Laser removal has not worked for me so I'm down to plucking which leaves red marks on my very fair skin. Hmmmm..... Ah well, at least I'm still here. And I send you loads of love.

Helen said...

I can't see any reason at all to stop colouring your hair and it wasn't so much the thinning that bothered me as all the other places it suddenly appeared. Let me reassure you that plucking your nose hair only really hurts the first time you do it.

Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

You don't have to do anything. Just be yourself.

Changing things on the outside doesn't fix a thing on the inside.

Finding an older woman you respect and can use as a role model is the best way to handle it.

Better to grow old gracefully then play the fool.

Hugs, Euphoria