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NSV after all these years

Discussion in 'Duodenal Switch' started by Millie, Aug 2, 2018.

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    Millie

    Millie Well-Known Member

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    So I rarely post, but had to share here...
    DS was 4/29/13. SW 270. LW 137 at a year post op. Enjoyed being “little” and “tiny” for a year or so. Also suffered a bit of body dysmorphia, as I actually looked unhealthy, and was embarrassed to see people for a while. On top of this, suffered severe professional trauma, lost my job of 30 years, ( that’s a story for another day), and consequently endured an emotional breakdown. Treatment included heavy duty antidepressants, which, of course, resulted in about 40 pound regain.
    Flash forward five years, I am happier than ever, and thriving in a whole new career. My life is incredible. I am off the heavy duty meds, and have accepted the regain. I have carbs if I feel like it, never step on the scale, just know I feel better if I don’t indulge. I’m pleased when I accidentally catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror.
    So here’s the NSV: for my entire professional career I wore scrubs. As big as 3X and as small as S. In my new career I have to dress for work. I was recently promoted in a job I never dreamed existed. As I drove home today, I thought how different my life would be if I was still 270 pounds. I believe part of the reason I’ve been so successful in this position is that I can dress business casual and not think twice about it. I remember how painful clothes used to be. Physically and emotionally.
    It’s been quite a journey! But here I am. And I’m happy :cool:
     
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    hilary1617

    hilary1617 First time at the rodeo.

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    Great news Millie! May the journey get even better from here on out!
     
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    DianaCox

    DianaCox Bad Cop

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    I love a happy ending story! Which is actually a new beginning story.
     
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    galaxygrrl

    galaxygrrl Well-Known Member

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    Well, what is so awesome, is you still appreciate it. I'm reaching my 2 year mark and I'm so happy being thin. And I look at the people further out eveyone is so grateful. It feels like a new life everyday and I so pleased to read you feel that way still.

    Enjoy the NSV. I hope they keep magically coming and making your life more wonderful.
     
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    southernlady

    southernlady Administrator Staff Member

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    AND that is the best NSV of all. Being happy!
     
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    Munchkin

    Munchkin Full of Fairy Dust

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    You can't beat happy and a dream job. Congratulations!
     
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    JackieOnLine

    JackieOnLine Moderator Staff Member

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    what a wonderful story; thanks for sharing it with us!
     
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    Innervision

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    Congratulations on your successes. It was reading NSV and gratitude lists on here that convinced me to have the DS 9 months ago. So glad I did!
     

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