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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

You Will Be Greatly Missed

While I was away visiting family in Orlando this weekend, I learned that my good friend Amy had passed away on Friday morning.

Some history for you: 
I first met Amy when I moved to town in 2007 and was looking for a nail technician to keep my acrylic nails looking fabulous.  Well, Amy did not disappoint!  She turned into a great friend and we giggled and gossiped over many nail appointments and fun times.

Amy even shared her struggle with obesity with me.  She had gastric bypass 5+ years ago, lost most of her excess body weight, and was successful in keeping the weight off.  A true superstar with her surgery.  

She was the one who introduced me to her surgeon (who ended up doing my band surgery).

My surgeon's practice requires their patients to have a "support person" through the pre-op and post-op process.  

Amy was my support person.  She went with me to all of the required appointments, classes, and of course was there with me on that early morning of October 20, 2009 for my band surgery.  Here's a picture of us right before I was wheeled off to surgery that morning.  All smiles!


Unfortunately, her time with us was cut short.

I will never forget her sense of humor.  Because, yes Amy, as you always said "tan fat looks better that pale fat."  Wherever you may be now, I know that you are enjoying that warm glow of the big tanning bed up in the sky.  RIP.

36 comments:

  1. How terrible-- she looks very young, I'm sorry for this tragic loss...

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  2. I'm so sorry to read this and sorry for your loss.

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  3. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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  4. I'm so very sorry for your loss

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  5. I am so sorry that you lost your friend. *hugs*

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  7. My prayers are coming your way...

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear about this..I lost a friend a couple of weeks ago to a car accident..very hard..praying for you

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  9. Oh Dear, I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounds very special!

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  10. Very sad to hear this :(

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  11. Horrible that such a lovely, vibrant ladies life is cut short. So sad. xx

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and the family of Amy.

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  13. I am so sorry about your loss.. Amy and you will be in my prayers..

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  14. Amy sounds like a wonderful person. I look at that picture and think, wow, what a smile, what a nice face. And she's too damn young to be gone.

    So sorry for your loss and for her family. What a real shame to lose a good person early.

    Hugs to you....live long and healthfully in her honor....

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  15. So sorry to hear about your loss. As I was reading I couldn't help but think that she must have been so proud to see you reach your goal. Sending good thoughts your way...

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  16. So sorry for your loss. (((hugs)))

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  17. sending love and hugs your way. warm hugs.

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  18. How awful, I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  19. What an unfortunate thing it is when an angel's time on this earth is cut short. I feel for you!

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  20. That is so sad. She was such a beautiful girl, too. I'm glad she was with you for your weight loss journey. My condolences to you and her family.

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  21. Karin, I'm sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you can still manage to enjoy you birthday. Big Hugs!

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  22. I am so sorry to hear of Amy's passing. She was a good friend to you and she helped you through your surgery. She is surely in heaven because she was your angel. My prayers and thoughts are with you and her family.

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  23. I am so sorry that you lost a dear friend so early in life. My thoughts are with you.

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  24. I am so sorry for your loss. She looks so young and very beautiful in your picture. <3

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  25. How devastating! My heart goes out to you. I can't imagine. Tragic.

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  26. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. A few months ago, I learned a friend of mine (also a gastric bypass patient) had died due to scar tissue buildup issues. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and your loss.

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  27. I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like she's been a Godsend for you and know that nothing will replace her.

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  28. Thoughts and prayers are with you....

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  29. So sorry for your loss! SAD ;-(

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  30. So sorry for your loss! How blessed you are to have had such a great friend!

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  31. I am so sorry you lost your friend. What a sad time.

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  32. What a tragedy for such a young girl...I am so sorry for your loss and sadness.

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  33. I'm sorry for your loss. Amy sounds like a wonderful person.

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  34. this breaks my heart...thinking of you xo

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  35. Amy sounds like the kind of person we can not afford to lose.

    You must still be hurting from such a loss. :(

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