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.