Special thanks and
recognition to Dr. Hazem Elariny, who will always be my
hero. Without him, none of this would have been possible,
for he was the one who worked a miracle and gave my life
back to me. Little did he realize that on that day in 2001
when we first met, that he was saving me from me, then again,
perhaps he did know, and that in itself is a testimonial
of my beautiful new life. His surgical skills reign supreme
and his hands are truly blessed. No doubt in my mind that
he was truly the answer to my prayer, and the reason that
I am alive today. I shall never be able to repay him, but
with great effort shall I continue to pay the blessing forward
by offering hope and help to those who are struggling. Dr
Elariny has a thriving practice in the Washington DC area.
Visit his site for help at www.alagsa.com
you will never regret your choice to be a patient and friend
of this wonderful man. Thanks again Dr. E.
Special Thanks to Dr. J Timothy Katzen, my LA connection
to a new and contoured body. Dr. Katzen's amazing surgical
skills are only complimented by his kind and caring, above
and beyond bedside manner. Every time I woke up in the hospital
he was by my side, providing support, care and kindness.
Seldom do you see surgeons who are so committed to their
patients, but I found one when I met Timothy Katzen. Find
him at www.bodybykatzen.com
or see him at his Beverly Hills office. His hands are truly
blessed, and it is so very clear that he is dedicated to
excellence in every aspect of his practice. I just love
the man. Thank you for everything Dr. Katzen. Especially
for your kindness and support, and for walking the last
mile of obesity with me.
Special thanks to Dr. Bruce Shack, who took my case over
when I returned to Nashville and thanks to Vanderbilt Hospital.
With the complications I was suffering from the thigh lift,
due to no one's control, it was necessary that I was hospitalized
several times. Dr. Shack and his team were dedicated to
healing me, and looking back, it was a really big mountain
that we all somehow got over. Without Dr. Shack, I would
have been back on the plane to LA, however he took over
my case and, worked closely with Dr. Katzen to get me well.
I appreciate your kind and consistent efforts Dr. Shack,
and you have a great team beside you.
Special thanks to my pal, Dr. Donald Griffin in Nashville
Tennessee. He was the one who put the final touches to my
newly contoured body and allowed me to lay the old Connie
to rest finally. With his immaculate skills, he gave me
new breasts and contoured the new arms for me, leaving behind
the inches of the unsightly bagging and sagging skin. How
can I ever thank him? Although he arrived at the end of
the journey, he was the one to restore my self confidence
and self esteem, like putting the icing on the cake. What
a great man. What an excellent and dedicated surgeon. Find
Dr. Griffin in his thriving practice in Nashville Tennessee,
or contact him through his web site: www.nashvillecosmeticsurgery.com.
Special Thanks to everyone else who has walked beside me
on this long journey, my family, my friends, Anthony Robbins
and Dr. Wayne Dyer for motivational support and focus, ENDEMOLUK
for not only the documentary, but for their friendships
which are ongoing, Cynthia Jones, Greg Race, Denise Fussell,
Consulting, Katy Hamnes, Macrofoods, Shauna Bryan, Silver
Wings, Liz Smith, Mark Smith, a multitude of church members
and prayer groups, all of my surgeons, doctors, and nurses,
and thanks to the thousands who have contacted me for help
and hope. It is those calls that keep reminding me what
I am here for.