Tuesday, March 13, 2007

My first PB!

PB = Productive Burp, according to the Lap Band Yahoo Message Boards, and I had my first on last night. NOT PLEASANT! I ate some chinese food a little too quickly and before I knew it I had that chest pain again. Then I could feel the food come up, so I swallowed and it went back down.. then I felt the pain again, then the food came up so I swallowed again.. this game went on for about 5 minutes until finally my band had had enough and decided that this food was not going to stay down, so I regurgitated it into the sink! YUMMY! How much better did I feel afterwards though... soooooo much better.

It got me thinking though, what if that happens to me while I'm out and about... I had heard tales of PB'ing in public and I always though, that will never happen to me... but after last night's episode... it just might! *eek*

Moral of this story: Chew your Food, it really is important!

LBG xx

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Pleased to hear that you finally got your fill and it's working for you! I definitely noticed a decrease in the amount I could eat after my first fill.

I had my 2nd fill about 3 weeks ago. While I didn't notice a real difference in the amount I could eat, I have had on several occasions instances where food has gotten stuck because I've eaten too quickly or haven't chewed. I haven't PB'd thankfully. But had to endure some pain for a couple of minutes while the food moves through.

Hopefully this means that I'm getting close to that sweet spot. I'm hoping I'll definitely notice a difference after my next fill!!!

You should definitely see those scales start to move now.

And I'm pleased to hear that your band hasn't slipped. That must be a relief!