Saturday, December 5, 2009
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Thursday, November 26, 2009
I have decided that I love working out!!
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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Friday, October 23, 2009
My friend and I left today for a few days away in NC! We flew out of Palm Beach and arrived in Charlotte this afternoon. We also have her 11 month old baby with us. Traveling with an infant can be challenging, but she was so good.
We are just going to relax and enjoy the beautiful fall leaves. We are staying at her parents house and it is amazingly beautiful!!
So I have always heard of the band being tighter on an airplane, but I wasn't sure if it was an individual thing or something that happens to everyone....well, it happened to me. I could feel the band get tighter and then could feel way more restriction on liquid during the flight.
Tonight at dinner I got stuck. It hurt! I got up and moved a little and it felt better, but for me it is true that the band gets tighter when flying!
So, I am scheduled for a fill the day after I get back. I wonder how this will affect things??
I am just going to try to relaxxx, enjoy my vacay, eat well and have fun!!
Posted by pookie at 9:44 PM
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Well, today was a hungry day for me. I have been really good about just dealing with my hunger and drinking alot of water and it usually passes....today not so much!! I was hungry all day...I didn't eat badly, but I was hungry and craving food all day. I had a super stressful day at work with deadlines and that used to drive me straight to candy and snack food. I avoided it today, but I wanted it!!
I hurt my elbow a few days ago....now, I know what you are thinking.......how the hell is that good news??
Well, I guess I did it playing Wii fit or something and yesterday I finally broke down and went to the Urgent Care Clinic after work. I was telling the nurse that I had lap band and he was taking my vitals etc...He asked what I weighed and I told him what I thought...he said "do you wanna check" I sais "sure"...I got on the scale and I was down 4lbs since my fill!! 4lbs and I really haven't felt that restriction yet!!
I am sooooo excited!!
That brings my total to close to 25lbs!!
My dog weighs 25lbs...I mean he is super cute and all, but I don't want to carry him around all day!!
XOXOXO - Robyn
Random Side Note: Grad school Application is finally submitted. Committee meets on Friday for acceptance. Keep your fingers crossed!! I'll let everyone know either way!!
Posted by pookie at 11:26 PM
Monday, October 19, 2009
Posted by pookie at 10:53 PM
Friday, October 16, 2009
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!!
Posted by pookie at 5:08 PM