Monday, September 1, 2008

3.5ml OUT!

So last night I made a delish vege soup for dinner.... did I get to eat any of it? Well yes, but then it all came back up again... and again.. and 5 times later I thought stuff this, and I didn't eat any more. Soup peoples! I was vomiting on SOUP! I was extremely sore in my chest during the night and it was even difficult to get water down. So today I rang up my gorgeous surgeon and got an emergency appointment with him to get some fill taken out. He said that by the sounds of it I'd set up an inflammatory process that had proceeded to make the stomach around the band extremely swollen. He took 3.5mL out (which is alot for a bandster!) and as soon as I had my first sip of water, I felt nothing.... that is... INSTANT RELIEF!!! I'm on opti-yuk/fluids for a couple of days to settle my stomach. For lunch I had cup a soup... and it went down a treat, in 15-20 mins. I've had some diet lemonade and a cup of coffee and some water and I feel sooooooooo much better already.

Now the challenge is, how am I going to cope with having less restriction!?!?!

Oh yeah, I also weighed myself at the doctors surgery.... and I was 83.6kg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOTALLY STOKED! It almost made the fact that I couldn't eat anything worth it!!! *lol* Just kidding!!

Really want to count that weigh in, but I think I'll stick to my own scales which read 84.1kg this morning (which is still pretty excellent!).

Now the challenge really begins! I'm going to up the exercise and keep a close eye on what I am eating... but at least I know I can eat again!!!

Much Love..

LBG xx


brent said...

I gotta ask... now that you've lost mega-weight... how are you going with... skin? (have I asked this??)

Are you considering plastic surgery?

One of the hard things for my wife to motivate herself to lose any weight at all is that, particularly after her pregnancies while fat, she's going to have this huge flap of skin going bloop down from her tummy...

LapBandGirl said...

Yeah, I always knew I'd be faced with this problem eventually. And now that I've lost the majority of my weight, I can see it is going to be a problem. I want to have kids eventually, so having a tummy tuck any time soon isn't going to happen until after the kiddies are born. Also, if I want to have kids, I will want to try to breast feed, so there goes the boob job also. However, I am thinking about having the bat wings done (ie upper arms) and potentially my thighs - although with all the exercise they're really not that bad. So I guess the answer is yes, I will definitely be having the surgery... however it's not in the cards for me straight away!


LBG xx

Bridget said...

Glad to hear that you have relief. Pbing soup! Wow!
I know its a pothole in the road not having much restriction, but you can get through it. I know you can!

mjwdec73 said...

Wow - 3.5mls out - that is huge!

I'm glad you have the relief now - just take it easy and look after yourself for a little while and see how you go.