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Postby Nancy » July 8th, 2005, 7:52 pm

~ Ding Dong Belly, The Belly Monster is Dead ~

Good Evening Y’all ~

As you know, today was Surgery Day for our Dear Lil’ Ms Texas.

Christi has been waiting for this special occasion for a long time. She referred to her excess belly flappage as the “Belly Monster.”

I :felix: waited all morning for her husband Darren to call me with the post surgery update snd I know that you have all been waiting to hear fom me.

Since there is a three hour time difference between my side of the map and theirs, as my clock neared the 1 PM hour, I was getting a little :shock: worried when my phone didn’t ring.

I thought I might give them a call and see how things were going.

No answer so I left a message.

I didn’t hear from Darren all day and then I thought perhaps Christi’s surgery was started a little later than planned or :x Gulp! :twisted: Cancelled.

Just a little while ago (6 PM Pacific Time) I received a phone call from a :boing: surprise hospital visitor. Our own LuzInIt planned a surprise hospital visit to see Christi this afternoon and to take her a bouquet of her favorite :rose: flowers (daisies), a basket laden with goodies and :hug: well wishes from the MakeMeThinner Forum Family.

How about that LuzInIt? :hi5:

A drive by flowering and hugging!

What a special friend to drive so far, sleep over at a hotel and then visit LilMsTexas in the hospital. Christi is a :rose: special gal and so is LuzInIt to plan and execute this surprise!

Evidently the battery in Christi & Darren’s cell phone croaked and the charger is in their hotel room…so we didn’t get the phone call.

According to LuzInIt: The Belly Monster is no longer hanging around – Christi is belly free! :whoohoo:

Thank goodness, she is free at last! :yay: :bounce: :yes:

No more Dunlop Disease” for LilMsTexas! The :twisted: Belly that used to lop over her waistline is outta here! :byebye: Buh-bye, Belly!

I’m sure that Christi will have much more to add once she gets home and is able to ambulate to her office :puter: ‘puter but until she does, here’s the skinny on her belly.

:secret: Remember that the doc told her to expect about 2 pounds off the belly?

When Christi saw the doc today, the doc told her she had thought about Christi all weekend long and decided she would need more attention – the result: the surgeon actually removed 6 POUNDS of flabber:partytime:

There is a little story to be told about the time of surgery and the arrival time at the hospital but for now and for those who want to know, the IV went perfectlyno valium and no multiple pokage! The IV went in the first time! :clap: Whew! Our :angel: prayers were answered multiple times, eh?

She is expected to have a one night :snooze: slumber party at the hospital tonight and then be released sometime tomorrow about noonish.

LuzInIt took pictures of Christi and the hospital visit and will send them to us this next week upon her return home. Our :heart: Dear Unca will post them as soon as we get them here at the MakeMeThinner Cottage and have permission to do so.

MMT Forum Family, we thank you all in advance for your :angel: prayers and :hug: support for our little dynamo Christi.

As we learn more about her progress, we’ll pass on the latest information right here. Please keep holding Christi and Darren close in your thoughts and prayers. (and LuzInIt, too as she travels back home)
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Postby martha » July 8th, 2005, 8:45 pm


Thanks for the update about Christi--We all have been soo worried about her and her surgery.. 6# gone just that fast instead of 2.. WOW she will be soo excited about that.. can't wait till we see the pictures.. thanks again--Martha
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Postby Nancy » July 8th, 2005, 9:30 pm

We've all always known the readers on the MMT Forum are the nicest, kindest bunch of losers in the whole wide world!!

Yup, that's why I love y'all!
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Postby fatBgone » July 8th, 2005, 11:02 pm

YEAH....I've been looking on here a few times today - wondering and patiently waiting to find out how Christi was doing after letting go of that Belly Monster. I'm so relieved to hear that everything went well - and now I can go to bed and sleep peacefully (for the few hours that I'll be able to get tonight...I've got to get up at 5:30 to take my kids to their LAST swim meet this summer...YEAH!).

Thank you Linda (Luzinit) for taking the flowers and goodies to Christi! I know that had to be a wonderful surprise & I can't wait to see the photos! Did you get behind the camera too? I know you were saying that was going to be a challenge for you, but we'd LOVE to meet you face to face (or at least put a face with your messages). That was such a thoughtful thing for you to do and even more thoughtful to let us be included! Thanks again for doing all this & for calling Nancy to give her the update of the surgery & your visit!

Well, Christi, I know you won't be able to read this for a day or two, but, "I TOLD YA SO!!!) I knew it would HAVE to be more than 2 measley pounds!! That 6 pound belly monster is gone FOREVER!!! YEAH!!! Now, you're just around the ben from reaching your goal. I'm sooo excited for you and can't wait til I'm that close! Only thing is....after you reach your CAN'T leave us!! You have to teach us ALL about your maintenance success - which I KNOW will be totally doable for you!!

Write as soon as you can....we're waiting to hear from you!

PS....If it wasn't sooo late (1 am) and I wasn't sooo tired (yewn) and I didn't have to wake up soooo early (5:30 am) tomorrow morning, I'd fill this message FULL of emoticions because I sure feel them....but I HAVE to go to bed!! I was actually already laying in bed and thought I would check again before I fell asleep to see if Nancy had heard from you yet!
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Postby mytime » July 8th, 2005, 11:07 pm

So glad Christi's surgery went really great and LuzInIt is by far the best. I absoutley love this site and the people in it :bighug: Wow am I glad that Christi talked to the MD and she pulled her head out and got down to business. No tummy and 6 pounds gone. Way to go Christi !!! Mytime
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Postby 24KaratGold » July 9th, 2005, 12:04 am

Oh, I'm glad to hear that things are going well for our Christi! Thanks for the update, Nancy!

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Postby Walks262 » July 9th, 2005, 5:09 am

Nancy, Thank you so much for the wonderful update on Christi. I know I was not the only one checking and checking the fourm to hear the news.

LuzInIt, Aren't you wonderful! Going visiting and reporting! Thank you very much.

And Christi, Congratulations and very best wishes for a speedy recovery. We all look forward to hearing all about your excellent adventure. Take care

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Postby Mommy2girls » July 9th, 2005, 5:41 am

YAY! Thank you for the update that all is well. Linda (LuzInIt) thank you too for doing everything you did to be there for Christi. I can't wait to see the pictures.

Christi, I'm so happy for you 6lbs is GREAT and more along what you THOUGHT it would be huh? I hope your pain is minimal and your recovery goes as well as the surgery did.

Thank you Nancy for the update!

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Postby LessOfMe » July 9th, 2005, 6:33 am

6 POUNDS OF FLAB GONE! WOW! I also suffer from Dunlop's Disease and every day think that it will be necessary once I'm done with my weight loss to get it snipped off....maybe I could just tie a string around it all real tight and it would fall off! :redhead:

LuzInIt is a very special lady :heart: and I am so happy that she has found a Medifast friend who lives relatively close by. Christi...I know that LuzInIt's visit had to have given you a "lift" in spirit. The thoughts and prayers of your Medifast family will continue until you are completely recovered. :angel:

Take extra good care of yourself! :rose: You've had your very last "hang over" and its zippered blue jean time comin' up! :dance:
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Postby doglover » July 9th, 2005, 8:03 am

I was unable to log on at all yesterday and it about drove me crazy! I got on as early as possible this morning and wow! I am so happy for Christi and so thrilled to know it all went so well. She deserves all the best w/ her wonderful loving spirit. She is so giving!

Thanks Nancy for the update.n Thanks LuzInIt for delivering the goodies!
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Postby kassilou » July 9th, 2005, 8:07 am

That is great news! So glad to hear that everything went well. Congrats, Christi, on getting rid of that 6# belly monster!! :mrgreen:
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Postby Nancy » July 9th, 2005, 9:36 am

I have another client who recently had a tummy tuck – she is two weeks out from surgery. She came home the same day of surgery. The first few days were “rough” but she is so happy that she had it done.

She had 2 # of flabber removed. She said it was important to take her pain meds on time, to not go by how she felt, but to follow the directions for taking the medication on time so that the pain never got out of hand. It allowed her body to relax and to heal.

She has to wear a special girdle to keep the wound compressed. She was rather swollen at first and her weight went up a few pounds in the first couple of days following surgery and by the end of the week, she was down six pounds.

She has a little drain tube, her stomach feels numb around the area where her new belly button was fashioned and she said her stomach feels numb in areas up to her woadies – the areas where the lipo was done and her tissue hasn’t reattached yet. Her doc said that she could feel numb for up to a year.

She is very glad she had the surgery done and said it was well worth the $6k for the elective surgery.
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Postby oregonrose » July 9th, 2005, 2:37 pm

YEAH I am so happy things went well. I wasnt sure where to look for an update-- Nancy , thanks for being there to support her and to share with us. she is such a great and motivating gal. My mom called it "My Apron" and I didnt really know what she was talking about when I was younger but I sure do now! Maybe there is a tuck in store for me when I get to goal, too! keep us posted,
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Postby want2Bthin » July 9th, 2005, 5:14 pm

I am so excited to hear things went well!! Can't wait until Christi can get back on here & tell us how she's doing.

Thanks Nancy for the update.

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Postby dlr2424 » July 10th, 2005, 1:18 pm

Nancy........ :hug: .....thanks for the update........ :rose: ........Luzinit...... :angel: ......God Bless you for being a kind and generous person...... :hmmm: ......and Christi.......... :boing: .........6 lbs in one hour....... :yeah: .....Way to go........ :bounce: ........You will be jumping and struttin in no time...... :dance: .........NO MORE BELLY MONSTER...... :scratch: .......I wonder if the same thing would work for my BOOTIE MONSTER.... :huh: ......

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