My long-term dermatologist, Dr. Foster, retired. He always took good care of me, including advising me never to look in my 5X mirror. I was sorry when he decided he had assessed one-too-many suspicious moles and left to travel to far-away places.
On Wednesday I had an appointment with his replacement. She looks sixteen. She has naturally strawberry-blonde hair, a slim figure, a peppy personality and the most perfect skin I have ever seen.
And if that wasn’t depressing enough, three times she referred to me as a 77-year old, which I am NOT! (At least her math isn’t perfect.)
I have to admit that she impressed me with her knowledge of my dermatological history and gave me some good advice about skin care.
I didn’t ask her about my 5X mirror.