Monday, April 26, 2010

First Fill Today

I feel like I am a real bandster now. I had my first fill today. Yay!

It was really easy. They had me lay down on the table with my jeans unbuttoned and my shirt pulled up. The doc poked around my stomach and said, "Oh yeah, that port is in a good spot. This will be a snap." He had me put my left arm over my head and lift my legs up to tighten my muscles, then he poked me with the needle (it didn't hurt AT ALL and I didn't even know the needle was in). He put 5 cc's in. He had me put my legs down and the nurse handed me some water to drink. I could feel it gurgling in the back of my throat (weird!) and he took out a little bit. The water was still gurgling, so he took out a little more and the water went down.

Long story short, I am the proud owner of 3 cc's in my 11 cc Realize band.

I have to stick to liquids for the rest of today, then slowly add some soft foods tomorrow.

They almost didn't want to give me a fill because I've lost 6 pounds since I was there last month (well within the 1-2 pounds per week average), but once I explained how the last week or so I am up 2 pounds from being able to and wanting to eat everything including bread, hot dogs, and fried clams (definitely not slider foods) the doc said that I know my body better than he does and if I was that sure I needed a fill he would do it.

I'm supposed to go back in a month for another checkup.

I have the bariatric support group tonight and I'm going to go, but I honestly feel that I get more support and good, solid information from everyone's blogs. I am so appreciative of all of my band blog sisters!

10 comments:

Bonnie said...

Glad your first fill went well. Congrats! As far as your support group goes, I feel the same way you do about getting more support here. Although, maybe you can be an inspiration to someone else.

Angie said...

Yay to fills... You will soon feel the real power of what your band and YOU can do!

I have never been to an official band support group, but have been blogging for 18 months and feel like I get support every day!

Nella said...

I so agree with you...I get so much support from the blogland! Yay, you are official! Enjoy!

Sarah said...

Congrats! Glad you have a bit of restriction...

-Grace- said...

Congrats on your first fill! I hope mine goes as smoothly as yours did!

Katherine said...

Just wanted to say hello, new follower here1 Great news on the fill! I was banded March 26th.. You can find me at http://thesecretdiariesofanaussiebander.blogspot.com/ xxx

Lacey said...

Congrats on your first fill :).

tessierose said...

I found you via Sarah, I get my first fill next week, hope it goes as smoothly as yours.
I feel the same way about the incredible support here. We are indeed fortunate.

Steph said...

Welcome new followers! Yes, this is definitely WAY more supportive than "support group". My tummy is gurgling away today every time I drink anything. I had some mashed potatoes for dinner last night and lunch today, made really runny with lots of milk, and I'm feeling good. I'm thinking about some refried beans with avocado for dinner - that was my first mushy meal after surgery and I'm thinking back to how delicious it tasted after 2 weeks of liquids.

--Hey said...

Sounds like it went perfect!! So glad to hear... and congrats on the weight loss. Way to go girl! You know where to find me but if anyone else wants to stop by, I'm at: http://lapwithme.blogspot.com/

I just posted a hilarious video... still cracking up over here.