My band has fully settled down and I'm now back to eating normally, albiet much much smaller portions. I'm having approx 1 cup of food at a time and taking about 20 minutes to eat it. I get the "stuck" feeling which normally happens after I take a big bite of something, so I'm re learning how to eat slowly but surely. I'm enjoying my food much much more now that I'm not so scared of it. Hopefully this will be the start of some regular weight loss.
Have a happy easter!!! don't eat too much chocolate!