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Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:30 pm
"MeetAnOstoMate is the best website for people with an Ostomy. So much understanding. Everyone should join."

When you are picking up your phone to take a picture and the lens has accidentally turned towards you and you unexpectedly see yourself........what is your immediate thought?

(I immediately recoil and think "oh my God" and then look closer...thinking "is that what I really look like"?)  Shocks me very time...

Mon Sep 05, 2022 10:32 pm

Ditto!   Not happy when the phone flips around to selfie mode either, Jabba the Hut and more chins than the chinese phone book spring to mind! 😱

But then again I've always been taken aback when I see photos of myself, probably because what we see in the mirror is not what others see (well, apart from the hairdresser!) 🤭

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Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:36 pm

I just think oh god cos it's a pain to have to flick it over.

Tue Sep 06, 2022 12:00 am

Reminds me of some of those memes "what you think you look like vs. reality"! 

Not forgetting Celeste Barber's recreations of so-called celebrities "natural look" pics, LOL!

 

😅 😂 🤣

Tue Sep 06, 2022 1:01 am

I don’t think anything, I just admire. 😂 🤮😬

Tue Sep 06, 2022 8:04 am

Hi all i just think holy whaa how did i get this OLD.

Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:15 am

I say "WOW....look at that cool hat!!  I gotta get me one of tho....." and then I realize it's me.  

Fools me every time.  

Don't fret folks.............everyone pictures themselves younger than they look........it's just one of the joys of growing old.  It's why I hate going to class reunions.  All those fun youthful kids are now old fat ugly people.  We turned into "those old people" without even realizing it.  I much prefer remembering everybody the old way. 

Try recording your voice and see if you sound the way you think you sound.  Another fun one.  In some ways..........it's a good thing life is temporary.  I just hope what's next is even better.   Maybe we're 'born' as old people and get progressively younger!  That way, as time went on things would just get better and better, rather than worse and worse.  Try playing that one back in your mind!!

;O)

Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:17 am


AlexT wrote:

I don’t think anything, I just admire. 😂 🤮😬

Alex........you need to take that 'Thor' screen protector off your phone.  

;O)

Tue Sep 06, 2022 11:32 am


w30bob wrote:

Alex........you need to take that 'Thor' screen protector off your phone.  

;O)

😂 Actually it’s Thundarr the Barbarian. 👀 

Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:16 pm

Age creeps up on you if you let it. A reaction to your portrait could be: 'Wow who is that attractive person.' It has been established that men and women can stay interested in each other till the age of 90! All of us know people who very good looking and active in their 70s. I have a much loved uncle who is 81 and goes all over the world with his girl friend. I always liked older women anyway. Cheers and best wishes. 

Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:28 pm

Oh, it doesn't 'creep up' on you.........it rolls over your ass as soon as you turn your head!  There's a reason our eyesight goes bad as we get older........we're just lucky "good looking" is a very relative term.  Of course life can be enjoyed right up to the moment it ends, but that's because you're comparing it to the alternative.  No sense worrying about it though.........it's simply how the game is played.  So just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.........as best you can!! 

;O) 

Fri Sep 09, 2022 5:53 am


w30bob wrote:

Oh, it doesn't 'creep up' on you.........it rolls over your ass as soon as you turn your head!  There's a reason our eyesight goes bad as we get older........we're just lucky "good looking" is a v...

There are certain precautions you can take to prevent that nasty approaching you from the rear. Good looking is not a confusing term, either you are or you are not.

Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:49 am

When this happens to me, I immediately think how thankful I am to have it and am able to live my life.

Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:32 am

😅😅😅 yep!! Me too except since my ileostomy surgery a year ago September 4th I've lost 40lbs.. so that goes in my favor.  

Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:36 am


AlexT wrote:

😂 Actually it’s Thundarr the Barbarian. 👀 

Better than skeletor 🤣🤣💯

Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:13 am


WildEmber wrote:

I just think oh god cos it's a pain to have to flick it over.

I'm not 100% sure, but that registered as sarcasm. :)

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