I recently had an ellipse done on my left eyelid and eybrow area as part of a scar revision process. It was a simple v-shaped slice and reclose to relieve droop. It wasn't a real lid-lift (blepharoplasty) but I am here to tell you it's made a world of difference. Not in how I look but how I feel. Since my first Mohs surgery in Feb. 2009 where I had a honking skin cancer removed that left me with 53 stitches across my forehead I have felt like I had a landslide of mud creeping down my forehead extending into my left eyelid. Scar tissue, nerve damage and the like. I didn't know how annoyed I was by it until I wasn't. The minute my doctor pinched the skin on my eyelid together after excising the droop I wanted to celebrate with hooch. I wish I had that frozen mud slide to drink. I heard the professor I had that drink with in Spring of 1990 died young about 10 years ago. So what they say is true (and I know from experience)
Only the good die young.
I want to die good and old and with frozen drinks and friends nearby. Dancing my way to the grave happy and centered. I am planning on it but going with the flow of this beautiful life.
Here's me contemplating my trek to oldness right after my mudslide was removed.