Losing The Wrinkles!
Posted 07 August 2007 - 11:35 AM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:21 PM
Welcome to the forum! I read your introduction in the getting to know you thread. You sound like you are handling things quite well in spite of having to deal with a diagnosis of limited sclero.
I'm with you that it's the outside appearance that's the hardest to deal with. My worse feature use to be one of my best. I use to have big pouchy lips (the kind people get injections for). Now I have no lips and just a bunch of vertical lines surrounding the space that use to be lips. I don't have skin tightening so I still have the crows feet - which is fine.
We ran an article a couple of weeks ago about how appearance affects people with SSc. It's on our emotional adjustment page. It's the one that starts with "Appearance Self-esteem".
Again welcome! We hope you visit us often.
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:32 PM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:44 PM
It looks like you received some good links and ideas for the skin changes. I also wanted to welcome you to the forums!
Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:01 PM
Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:24 PM
Posted 09 August 2007 - 02:20 AM
Like PrincessB said, we all change as we grow older, we just have different changes to get used to than other people. Two years ago I was buying that cream to get rid of some deep wrinkles . Now I have no wrinkles, and I'm trying to get used to my fat puffy face & aching cheek muscles. I wish I had some advice on dealing with it. When I look in the mirror, I don't look like myself anymore, and with the swollen cheeks when I try to smile it feels shaky and weird, so trying to smile at people doesn't feel natural anymore. It's hard to get used to. But I am still smiling, even if it does feel weird!
Posted 09 August 2007 - 07:07 AM
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Posted 17 August 2007 - 02:29 AM
Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:47 AM
I agree with you -- it is hard to see your face change. I feel my worst feature is my lips. I went to the makeup counter and had them show me how to apply lipliner and lipstick to make my lips look as full as possible. I'm not sure how well it works but to me it makes me feel a little brighter and gives me the pick me up. Good luck with everything. REgards, Gidget
Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:05 PM