Friday, December 3, 2010

Just close your eyes...there is no needle. there is no needle!

Well I had my first fill yesterday...

No pain, apart from him trying to find the port. But it was all over in seconds (hubby watched). Good thing I still have quite the fat roll (and boobs) so i couldnt see it anyway!

Of course there were lots of probing questions. Mostly to get a picture of where I was and any risky behaviours (such as my love affair with open sweet items).  It was helpful having hubby there as Dr pointed out he has a part of the control in making sure these things aren’t in the house to tempt me etc (he doesnt know but hubby has in the past been the supplier of said items!). Interestingly he compared much of this to alcoholism.

I only had 0.75ml fill as he wasn’t sure if 1.00ml might be too much, so we settled in between. This means I am at 4.75ml (they put 4 mls in when the band was installed). But I have another fill in two weeks so no biggie. I will probably get another 0.5 or 0.75 which will take me to either 5.25 or 5.5 mls

Also saw the dietician afterwards and we decided that I should focus on my portion size and water consumption over the next few weeks as my portions have gotten bigger than I thought they should be...she was happy that I had lost another kilo during our time away – pretty good considering we were eating out for most meals.

So I was on soft foods following the fill, had eggs for dinner and breakfast this morning was yoghurt and cereal. Lunch was mince and mashed potato. All seems fine and so far I have had no stuck episodes so the dietician was happy with that. 

While I have definitely felt that there was a fill I still haven’t got the completely full feeling I was having at one point, but much more than last week, so I will go with that.


Alison said...

Sounds good so far, hope that this fill does the job for you.
Well done for leaving the UK when you did, think you would have been stuck if you'd left it a few days longer.
Sorry for the loss of your friend x

Something About Kellie said...

Wow you were lucky to have fill put in during the installation! I am 3 weeks post op with no fill. I have my first fill booked in for the 20th Dec.

Hope you get that full feeling soon!

Outback Bandit said...

One thing I've come to realise is it really pays to start eating food with a bit of texture. Just chew it good, and make your band work for you. I reckon you will notice a difference in your hunger levels after meals. I am satisfied with a smaller portion, if I have something I have to chew more.

Oh, Im in the same boats with snacks. My partner and I are really trying...

I couldnt look when I got my 1st fill. The probing is a bit yuk. There's no way my partner would watch, he's scared of needles and would pass out!

The Babbling Bandit said...

Sounds like a successful first fill. Trust me, you want to go slow. I'd hate anyone to go through what I've been through over the last week with an overfill. V.

Sam said...

So far so good :o)