Thursday, January 31, 2008

Surprise... Band Fill!

So I went to visit my wonderful surgeon yesterday for my 1 year post follow-up visit... and I had stayed the same weight... no surprises there... So we get to talking, all about what's going on in my life and some of the reasons why I'm staying the same weight. With more than 20kg excess weight, my doctor wasn't expecting me to plateau this early. It turns out that I haven't had a band fill since May of last year!! I have noticed less restriction over the past couple of month and had noticed that I was getting hungrier sooner after I was eating. I was also able to drink earlier after I ate - not like the hour I was waiting after each meal when I was first restricted.. so my wonderful surgeon gave me a 0.2mL injection into my port! 0.2mL ain't that much... have you seen how much 0.2mL is??? It's like a droplet.. But this little droplet made the biggest difference! I got to work afterwards and made myself my regular protein shake and I kid you not, it took me 1 hour to drink!! Then it was cup-a-soup for lunch and I spent over an hour chewing up my soft pasta with a bit of sauce...

I love my surgeon, I love my band, I love that little insignificant droplet of water, I love the restriction... oh how I love the restriction!

Moral of this story is - if you've had a fill longer than 6 months ago, go and see your band filler!!

LBG xx


mjwdec73 said...

I never thought of that. I'm glad that your surgeon could help. Now I've added something else on my things to remember list. Can't wait to see how this changes things for you.

Bunny said...

Hey Erika,
Thanks for your inspiring comments on my blog too! I am so glad you kept your blog up, cos we were banded at the sametime, but the journey has been totally different, so your experience is helping me... especially when it comes to food portions. Its great to know you could only have eaten 1/8th that salad!! WOW that is SO TOTALLY AWESOME! I cant wait for my next fill now.
I know what you mean about 0.2ml It seems like the most insignificant morsel of liquid... i mean it would evaporate in a heart beat, but I had 0.6 mls couple of weeks ago and thought what a waste of time that was but it sure made a huge difference. So when I get my next 0.6 on the 10th feb I am gonna be rubbing my hands with glee.

And 17kg is fab. Look at your ticker!!!! Its half way!! You did it! I will be stoked to be half way in november (when I am counting I REALLY got my band if you know what I mean!).

Hang in there, and keep up the blogging. We help a lot of people no doubt!