Well, my first fill was an experience and a half!!!
I went to my Dr. office for my fill yesterday. I went and got weighed. I only lost one lb since my first post op visit....no biggie to me I knew I needed a fill. Good news...I have lost 18 total!!
Well the Dr. came in to do my fill and easilly accessed my port. No pain at all! I could feel the fluid going into my band...It didn't hurt at all it was just a weird feeling.
He put in 7cc, because he said that 3 remain in the port/tubing?? He left the room and I was in the room with the nurse (I ♥ her). She told me to drink a cup of water.
1 sip into the water and it got stuck. It hurt...water hurt!! She looked at me and said...are you ok and I just starred at her blankly....she gave me a plastic tub and I slimed and threw up the water. I couldn't even swallow my spit. She went to get the Dr. and he came in to remove some fluid. Again no pain at all accessing my port!!
Ok...maybe someone can answer this, but when he went in he wanted to retrieve fluid from my band....he only got out 4cc??? he put in 7cc's?? how is this possible? Is it because 2-3 remain in port/tubing?
From the 4cc's that he pulled out he put 2cc's back in. so my first fill was 5cc's with 3 in the port/tubing so 2 in my band?? confused!!
I was able to drink and finish the cup of water!! So home I went...well, off to my crazy world of work!
I stayed on liquids yesterday and today moved to mushies....I have no restriction!
How can I go from completely being blocked from swallowing water.....to being able to eat 2 egg whites and grits for breakfast and cup of chili for lunch??
Can 2cc's really make that big of a difference??
I am a little frustrated, but I know that this is a process and it may take a few fills and that it is an ongoing thing! I am trying to eat healthy and stick to around 1200 calories a day, but I am not really losing. you would think that just the reduction in calories alone would make me lose weight....not to mention the addition of exercise etc....
I know I will be successful because I know what I need to do!!