I guess I could be considered an egomaniac for doing this if I didn’t look so awful. Though it’s not like I’m posting photo-shopped pictures of myself in a bikini.

EYELIFT UPDATE – DAY FOUR

Feb 28, 2010by tracey Comments

See what I mean. But notice the beautiful Matt Satz drip painting in BG. I sometimes cannot believe I'm doing this. I am a very vain person.
See what I mean. But notice the beautiful Matt Satz drip painting in BG. I sometimes cannot believe I'm doing this. I am a very vain person.
The spoils of war. Lucy attacking my make-up case.
The spoils of war. Lucy attacking my make-up case.

I guess I could be considered an egomaniac for doing this if I didn’t look so awful. Though  it’s not like I’m posting photo-shopped pictures of myself in a bikini.

You’re all getting the down and dirty ugly shots. Lucky you.

Part of my reasoning is (or perhaps I am an egomaniac) people want to know lots of things; for instance, if I have this done, how soon can I get back on the streets?  How long does it really take to heal?

And while many people now admit they have work done, many don’t and few post hideous daily shots online. So most people don’t really know what you look like by say day four!

People who take off work need to know, when can I go back?

One hears all sorts of varying reports from two days to two weeks.

I suppose part of it depends on your skin type, and the quality of care you take of yourself and the general shape you are in.

I am fair in color, but have strong skin; and actually was told by Dr. Snarky once I heal very quickly.  I have a deep respect for all things doctor and tend to do what ever they tell me. So I’m not drinking or smoking, I don’t smoke anyway.

I don’t chuck my antibiotics before they are done, I’m a good patient.  So, with all that in my favor I should heal on the fast side.

The bruising is gone for the most part.  The date with Charlie Sheen look is kind of over.  If I were dating Charlie Sheen this would be the day I would call Gloria Allred and tell her I’m dropping the charges and he and I would head off to Cabo for a some nice photo ops by the pool and he would swear to turn over a new leaf, and all would be great for a few weeks.

But since that is not the case and along with the surgery I had a chemical peel, which tightens the skin, eliminates wrinkles and helps with the darkness. It also leaves big red marks for days after the bruising is gone. That is what I am now left with.

So let’s say I had a normal job and was a normal person, can you imagine?  Let’s say I could not operate nine tenths of my career from my bed… doesn’t sound right, but you know what I mean.

Could I go back to work tomorrow?  I think not.

I’m sure not. That’s not entirely true.  I could wear dark glasses and never take them off and then there would be a lot of speculating at the water cooler. ”I didn’t know she was dating Charlie Sheen.”

Without the glasses I would scare people and as Ricky says to Lucy, “ You have a lot of ‘splaining to do.”.

But I have cabin fever. So, I am putting on GIANT glasses and walking one block to Bergdorfs and buying new make-up; since Mamaface told me  to chuck mine and an oh-so-happy ten-year-old now has a lovely collection of Chanel and Trish McEvoy to call her own, I need it.  And let’s face it if you work in the cosmetic department of Bergdorf’s there is little you haven’t seen when it comes to face work.

My bet is I will look OK for the public eye by Thursday, which will be eight days after the procedure. Which is pretty much what Dr. Jon Turk said would be the case.

When I asked him about the Dior luncheon he said ,“You could go.” But his face said you won’t want to.

I’m still not cracking my POST EYE-LIFT TO DO LIST well.

Yesterday I did not watch Funny People. I took a two  hour nap instead. Which from the reports I hear about the film is pretty much the same experience.I did not write Blake’s mom, but I phoned her and we had a great hour and a half phone conversation. Made my day.

I did not write my back-logged blogs but maybe I will write one today.

I am going to pay bills, clean out my sweater drawer and take another nap.

Have a great day and if you’re in NYC throw a snowball for me!