Friday, February 23, 2007

3 weeks Banded! Back to normal!

3 weeks ago I was lying in a hospital bed feeling sorry for myself. Now, I'm practically back to normal now. My scars are healing really nicely. You can hardly notice the small ones on my tummy. The large one near my bra line is the most noticeable, but its a nice pink colour and not an angry red colour anymore. I definitely know where my port is, and I find that I'm still having trouble sleeping on my tummy. I can feel it pulling and it really does hurt alot when I twist my body in bed to turn around. I understand that once the scar tissue builds up around the port area then it will not hurt as much, but at the moment that is the only thing that is still reminding me that I have a band wrapped around my stomach!!!

I'm not losing weight at the moment, which is a bit of a bummer. I'm looking forward to when i get my first (and subsequent fills) cos then the real restriction begins. I remember in the first few days after only being able to eat really small amounts and feeling ever so full afterwards, and that's the feeling I want again. I can't wait!!!

Ok, that's enough from me. Happy losing everyone!

LBG xx

P.S. Congratulations to KYLIE who has hit DOUBLE DIGITS. Well done!!! She started at 111.0kg and is now a svelt 99.0kg! Yay Kylie!


Anonymous said...

Erica - thanks for the mention! Once you get those fills happening, you'll be following me into the double digits very soon!


Anonymous said...


I found your blog, by doing a search on lapband via google, and was really happy to find your accounting of your before and after surgery journalling.

You've actually made me feel more reassured about the whole proceedure, and I think your doing great! and are an inspiration!!

I currently have my first surgeon's consultation booked for the 23rd of March, but am try my hardest to try and bring it forward before I talk myself out of this.

Cheers, Veronica