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Appreciation [Aug. 19th, 2008|07:34 am]
Lanette
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Cross posted from WLS

I can crawl sideways onto the couch and spoon with my boyfriend with room to spare. And he's 240lbs!

Someone told me that my life story was "fiction" and thought I was lying just sharing the events of the last 10 years until I showed some photos.

I've talked endlessly about the negatives of my lower body lift, but I appreciate my awesome belly button, no infections or wounds, and my body seriously looks 40 years younger even with the scars. Finally I can say, plastics are pure HELL in terms of pain, but worth it. I saved and paid for every penny of my LBL myself.

Also, thank you to the people who kick my a$$ when they know I can handle it. To my mentor who told me, "Why is everything I hear coming out of your mouth excuses? You are telling me what you are going to do when they reject your paper. The question is, what are you going to do when they ACCEPT it? You are going to let the opinion of one man stop you from sharing an idea you believe in?" I heard last night, and my paper is indeed accepted. What will I do when it is accepted is indeed the question. I will then make the best presentation they have ever seen. I will then make the people who kick my butt so proud that they took the time. And when I do, I will send the woman flowers who took the time to tell me that she came to this country totally wrong. She's not a tall white man. She has a thick accent(Indian), and isn't even a tall beautiful blonde. She's now the Senior Director of Global Operations at a major technology company. She would never let the opinion of one man stop her from doing something important. She told me to stop getting in my own way. Unreal!!! I'm soon to have a PUBLISHED technical paper! Me! Because I didn't give up. Because I've worked at least 50 hours on it. Because it is actually good. And above all, because someone was willing to tell me to stop my whining and get to work. What could you accomplish if someone told you that today in a way that you could accept it?
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2008-08-19 03:12 pm (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so proud of you!!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-19 03:53 pm (UTC)
I am so lucky! I'm feeling over the moon today. :)
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[User Picture]From: the_new_perfect
2008-08-19 03:20 pm (UTC)
Way to prioritize and pursue what matters to you, girlie.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-19 03:54 pm (UTC)
I am delighted. It may be on a small scale, but my technical paper will be published material.
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[User Picture]From: glass_houses
2008-08-19 03:56 pm (UTC)
omg, if your body really looks 40 years younger then you must look -5 years old!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-19 03:57 pm (UTC)
Well I looked about ummm in my 80's before. Now my body (from the boobies down) looks about 25! So that's a 55 year difference! I'll email the office and request a disk of my before/after photos or an email of them if htey are willing to send it.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-08-19 06:53 pm (UTC)
OMG I'm so proud! My sister! A published author! *squeals* I'm so glad that you didn't just accept the first opinion and buckled down! Good job, I'm proud of you!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-19 07:08 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if published as part of the conference proceedings means published or not, but either way, I'm excited and proud.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-08-19 07:53 pm (UTC)
Works for me! And you should be.
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[User Picture]From: puppie
2008-08-20 12:18 am (UTC)
ACCEPTED! YEEEEEAHHH! *\o/*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-20 12:44 am (UTC)
Thank you! I"m pretty darn happy. :)
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