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!!