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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #940 on: March 30, 2021, 11:34:04 pm »
Hey Faith...I'm sorry that happened.   
But, like Danielle said, keep on keepin' on, sis!  And, you look fantastic! :)
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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #941 on: April 02, 2021, 12:02:10 pm »
1st electrolysis appointment yesterday afternoon. Some below, some neck. I wanted sampling of pain vs reaction.

Well, pain was .. it wasn't. I could have laid there for hours. well, except she works alone and I helped hold skin (and things) out of the way. 45 mins below and 15 mins neck. The neck really reacted last night, looked ugly. By morning, it was just red.

I know I didn't get the most sensitive places done but it does bode well.

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« Reply #942 on: April 02, 2021, 02:00:32 pm »
Faith, I'm glad you're started on electrolysis. I'm so happy with the improvement in my looks, and I feel the hairs a lot less now.

My electrologist has me use witch hazel followed by aloe vera gel and I think it really speeds the healing. The witch hazel is a toner and it turns my skin red when I apply it, but that soon subsides and my skin feels much better. I use it after shaving now too.

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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #943 on: April 06, 2021, 08:33:45 am »
Not a good day. Neither was yesterday.  Just thought I'd throw it out there *sigh*

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« Reply #944 on: April 06, 2021, 09:25:41 am »
Hugs dear ,having a nothing working out on the hot rod day so came back home and it was snowing. Sending you some positivity XXXX
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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #945 on: April 06, 2021, 02:29:25 pm »
Faith,

One of those hard personal work days.  Do your best because tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life.  Go for it.

Hugs and stuff,

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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #946 on: April 08, 2021, 06:42:47 am »
Yes, I flip flop everywhere and I don't mean those garbage sandals that I refuse to wear. I know most of my triggers, resolving them  or the inability thereof, is the heart of the problems.

That said .. sometimes I grab a photo for one reason (in this case, trying to get how I dressed in one photo) anyways, for one reason and like it for a completely different reason .. like this one:



Weather was warm, friend was picking on me and mentioned 'halter top weather' so I took the photo to show him that I was wearing one. It's possible that I maybe shouldn't have shown him that one .. Hah!

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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #947 on: April 10, 2021, 06:01:42 am »
2nd electrolysis session last night. Pain? what pain?  I felt nothing. Electrologist was very happy (me too) she stated that she was surprised at the progress and how much she was able to clear.  YAY!!  Keep it up!!

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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #948 on: April 10, 2021, 11:45:40 am »
2nd electrolysis session last night. Pain? what pain?  I felt nothing. Electrologist was very happy (me too) she stated that she was surprised at the progress and how much she was able to clear.  YAY!!  Keep it up!!
Faith, I'm glad you have a good pain management solution for your electrolysis. It's so gratifying to get much of the clearing done (mine calls it thinning the herd). I notice it now when shaving -- not much to do on the cheeks any more. We're now focusing under the chin and on the neck.

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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #949 on: April 10, 2021, 11:49:55 am »
Faith, I'm glad you have a good pain management solution for your electrolysis. It's so gratifying to get much of the clearing done (mine calls it thinning the herd). I notice it now when shaving -- not much to do on the cheeks any more. We're now focusing under the chin and on the neck.

Mine's all a bit 'south of the border'. If/when it gets thinned out enough we'll split time and work on neck and face.  I had to start on the area that bothered me more even though I'm the only one who sees it.

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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #950 on: April 15, 2021, 06:19:19 am »
Went to our local park Tuesday evening. Nice day, got chilly though, my mood crashed and I went home. However, I think I looked pretty good for feeling like garbage (as opposed to the word that the forum won't let me use)

 

Dysphoria has been kicking my butt recently :(

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« Reply #951 on: April 15, 2021, 07:35:59 am »
About time you kicked back, give that dysphoria a punch on the nose. TBH Faith I dont think you could look bad if you tried! XXX
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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #952 on: April 17, 2021, 05:40:40 pm »
About time you kicked back, give that dysphoria a punch on the nose. TBH Faith I dont think you could look bad if you tried! XXX

Thanks Davina. I can always count on you for a pick-me-up. I disagree though, I can definitely look bad.

Speaking of looks and dysphoria, I had a trigger event today, caught me off guard. I almost broke down but a bit of breathing exercise and a mantra stemmed the worst of it. Unfortunately it left behind that feeling of worthlessness and despair.

Will it ever get better, I have my doubts.

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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #953 on: April 17, 2021, 08:41:14 pm »
Faith, I'm sorry you had to suffer through a trigger event. I'm glad you have some coping methods to get through the worst if it.

I'm with Davina, you look great in your photos.

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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #954 on: May 01, 2021, 12:40:11 pm »
well, it's been a few days since an update other than a few photos in that other thread.

not much going on, same ol' day to day ups & downs. Struggling with guilt and self-worth and oh, a whole gambit of related issues.

Dear Diary,
   I got nuthin'

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« Reply #955 on: May 01, 2021, 02:12:50 pm »
Thats the trouble at the moment, a whole lot of nufin happening
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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #956 on: May 04, 2021, 08:04:03 am »
Been going out on Mondays Nights, local tiki music jam. I know some of the musicians. Was a good night. It took me 3 strong drinks to make it a good night but I got there. I had to be driven home .. oops. I did manage to get up and dance once - after the 3rd drink :P

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« Reply #957 on: May 04, 2021, 08:16:37 pm »
Well you seem to remember the good night so that's a step in the right direction.

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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #958 on: May 05, 2021, 03:06:48 am »
The really good nights are hard to remember , I have lost a few when at the drag strip!!!
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Re: Faith's Progress 2.0
« Reply #959 on: May 06, 2021, 06:05:48 am »
hmm, I don't remember ever forgetting ... :D



Attractiveness as relating to presentation not 'am I attractive' (make sense?).  I've fought, and continue to fight, my own thoughts. I am getting better at face selfies with my brain identifying female vs male .. the exception being a profile shot .. ugh .. no profiles!! Then again, even profiles look more feminine to me now, albeit they look like an old witch most of the time.

My body, ugh, I get told it's fine. I get told that I have a good shape for an 'athletically built woman' such as one that's  worked out a lot in gymnastics and such.  Yet, broad shoulders, narrow hips, undefined waist, no butt (to speak of).  My brain just can't handle it. I don't look at myself. I have only a couple body length photos. I do not look at my full body in a mirror, I just can't. Sure, it's likely due to not having enough years to allow myself to come to terms and acceptance of what I have.

that's it. A simple yet very complicated personal rant about myself. Other than that, things are going fairly well. I'm getting out more and socializing (yes, had both shots) keeping reasonable distance (what's that mean? :P )

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