Monday, November 30, 2009
Fill #2 & restriction
It has been 3 weeks since my first fill. I felt absolutely nothing from the first one. My doctor says it takes most patients up to 4 fills before the band actually starts to work for them. With my first fill, I didn't feel any differently than before my banding. I could eat anything and as much as wanted. My appetite was as strong as before too.
Hopefully Fill #2 will give me something to work with. I now have 5cc in my 10cc band. I felt this one right away. I felt the tightening immediately. When I drank the little cup of water I belched the whole time. I was a little worried at first because this feeling was so completely different from the first when there was nothing. I have 3 days of liquids now before I can start slowly adding foods back into my diet. My next fill appt is December 28th. I am happy with that since it will right before the start of the New Year!
p.s. During my fill yesterday, my doc suggested I try either yogurt or protein shakes for breakfast. He says eating cold things help with a tighter band, while eating hot/warm will loosen it up. Hence, more restriction for longer period of time during the day. I am really not much for such sweet things for breakfast, but I am going to give it a try. Eating cold foods for breakfast would be easier if it weren't so darn cold outside.