Monday, December 21, 2009

My Third Fill

Today I went for my third fill. At first she gave me 2cc, which would have brought me up to 7cc. She had me drink my little cup of water and all went ok. I wished everyone Merry Christmas and left. I was walking to my car and all of a sudden I just started belching and then spitting over and over. I felt an uncomfortable tightness in my chest. I said to myself whoa this is different. I wasn't sure if this was a normal feeling for a good fill. After all, my first two fills had no effect on me, so I just wasn't sure. It is an hour drive to my doctor from my house so I just sat in my car and tried to swallow some bottled water. Every time I swallowed , it came back up (I really didn't want to let them take any of my fill). Now that I look back it was really silly, but I really wanted restriction so badly, I figured as long as I could get water down, I was going to leave.

Well I couldn't keep any water down, so reluctantly I went back in and told them I was too tight. I keep telling her, just take a little, just take a little, so ridiculous. Anyway, she ended up removing .8 and I felt better instantly. So now I have 6.2cc in my 10cc band.

I have been banded over 3 months now with still no restriction and I am getting impatient. Hopefully this one will give me some, My next appointment is 3 weeks out.


  1. Good for you, I lived with a too tight band for more than a month and mine didn't at first indicate it was too tight. It probably kicked in about 4-5 days after my fill. It is AWFUL to have that chestburn, horrible tightness and you are so lucky to have avoided that. I know EXACTLY what you mean by not wanting any of it taken out, but believe me you are in a much better place now! Good job on the unfill.

  2. Kathi said it all! You don't want to lose your restriction, yet, you would have been miserable if you hadn't let her remove some of it.

    This way, hopefully you will have at least more restriction than you had previously, but not so much that you can't enjoy food.

    You can always move up a bit more in a few weeks.

    Merry Christmas

  3. Well it sounds like you'll have some restriction now. I'll echo Kathi in that overfilled is no fun at all - it hurts and is unhealthy. I'm glad you got that unfill and hope this is your sweet spot.

  4. Hi there, Dee,
    First up.... how on earth did I miss out on you having a blog!! I am kicking myself but I guess better late than never. A lot of my blog buds are reading and I found you through one of them :)

    I went through and read your posts from the beginning and you are doing wonderfully. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and I look forward to reading more posts.

    Cara :)

  5. Dee, I hope this does the trick!! Yes, I will guide you in running-- I'll be in NOLA in March for a conference, so we'll have to meet then!! Vanessa


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