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I cam into world wrinkled and I am going out the same way

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To the Editor,

Well, now that the Christmas season is over, we can look forward to spring and the rush to buy Valentine's gifts for our loved ones. Me, I am going to be busy looking for a Valentine Tree.

I was sitting outside Lens Crafters in the mall waiting for my friend to have her eyes examined and happened to look down at my hands. Dumb move. I should have brought a book to read. Well, what a shock that was!! Where did this extra skin come from? I don't remember my hands shrinking. I could actually grab my skin. What's with that. I wanted to check other parts of my body but realized I was in the Mall and could not do that right at that moment. I was thinking maybe I should have liposuction on my hands. I had asked my doctor to do that while he was operating on my colon but he didn't. I have lymphedema in one arm and have to wear a sleeve. I was hoping that maybe I could purchase a leg sleeve, stretch this sleeve over both legs, over my thighs and get rid of the spare tire somehow. Well, wouldn't you know it, they don't come that BIG. Now I go to have PT and find out one leg is shorter than the other. When I give my height information, I have to say 5 feet 6 inches on one side and 5 feet and 3/4 inches on the other side.

I am not complaining mind you. I am just stating a fact. It looks like I came into this world wrinkled and I am going out the same way. Something to look forward to. Happy Valentine's Day and hug someone everyday. Treasure everyday with your family and friends for you never know what the next day will bring.

Barbara J. Perry