reconstructive surgery (weight loss)

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Raised by 87 people in 73 months
Yup, that's me! It has taken years of hard work and dedication to get to where I am today.  I once weighed over 450 pounds and I'm never going back to those aches & pains, the sideways glances and head shakes of strangers, and not being able to do the things that I love in life.  I don't take the little things for granted; I can now fit in any chair, ride in any plane, kayak, and even run!  

Losing so much weight has taken a toll on my physical appearance and diminished my ability to do everyday activities so I've decided to have reconstructive surgery in September 2014.  This surgery will remove excess skin that will never regain its shape.  I'm having several surgeries in one; panniculectomy & an extended abdominoplasty.  This is no simple "nip & tuck".  The doctor that will be performing the surgery said he will be removing 6-7 square feet of excess skin.  If that just made your eyes open a little wider, imagine how I feel!  Amazing but scary right? 

So I'm asking this of you; give so I can lose.  I tell my friends that I just can't wait until the day my body stops chasing itself.  The excess skin is simply unattractive, unpleasant, and causing rashes when I'm exercising & being active. If you could give towards this surgery, it could be the start of something amazing for me!  Of course, any donations are welcome but please also consider passing on the link to this page ( www.gofundme.com/much2gain).    

For more information about me, my weight loss journey, or this surgery, please feel free to contact me. I can also be found on Facebook at "Much2Gain" or Twitter at "much2gainNlife"
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One week ago to this very moment, I was safely in aftercare and taking my first post-surgery steps. Simply amazing!! #drstoker
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Surgery is bright and early tomorrow!! Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. It's going to be a long day and a long recovery process. I love you all and I can't begin to say "thank you" enough for all the support. Please continue to pass/share/link to this site as the journey has just begun!
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Tuesday is the big day!!!!
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A few photos from my triathlon last Saturday (13th)! One step to being a stronger, healthier person.. and it was a BLAST!!
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Karren Shaw
36 months ago
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Over weight is a big problem for all people so people are always look best Doctor in the world for more details log on to http://vaser-dubai.com/

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Raised by 87 people in 73 months
Created July 8, 2013
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Holly Gregor
58 months ago

Monica what you have done is so inspiring! I am so in awe of you, and hope that your recovery goes well. Best of luck and lots of love and prayers coming your way!!

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Anonymous
58 months ago
GK
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Gwen Kennedy
58 months ago

So inspired by the courageous steps you are taking!

DM
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Dianna Madsen
58 months ago
$10
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58 months ago
SG
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Su Gow
58 months ago

SUPPORT

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Bill Ashley
58 months ago

Responding to a challenge from Melissa Whitaker. Great job with the weight loss and good luck with the surgery.

SH
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Sarah Hayes
58 months ago

Way to go Monica!

BN
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Beth Newcomer
58 months ago

Congrats! You are an inspiration!

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Crystal Renaud
58 months ago

Amazing! Praying for you...

Karren Shaw
36 months ago
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Over weight is a big problem for all people so people are always look best Doctor in the world for more details log on to http://vaser-dubai.com/

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