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Well that was quick! -2 lbs.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Got on the scale today and I am down 2 lbs. Cool! Now I am only .5 lbs. away from losing 40 lbs. with my lap band surgery since early April. Wow. -40 lbs.!! Go me!!

Had some trouble getting food down yesterday. Lots of gurgling and feeling that stuff was getting a little stuck. I tried eggwhites for breakfast -- nope, would not go down. Tried string cheese, chewed really well. Nope. Tried tuna salad - but it was very dry. A few bites of whole wheat toast well done -- nope. I ended up drinking a Starbucks Vivanno shake late afternoon and it was fine. But after I was done (I think I drank too fast) I felt some of those ole left shoulder pains.... so I think my pouch was too filled with the Vivanno, but the pangs went away. Tried to eat some soft flounder - moist with lemon juice -- and it just did not go down easily. So I guess I am experiencing something that I have heard about -- a fill kicking in about a week after it first is put in! Well, for me, it was too tight so they took out 1.2ccs of the 2ccs they put in....

I will have to be creative today to get some protein in.
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  • ALANOFLINY
    See how it goes today, and you probably want to stick to liquids today to allow a little time for the pouch (and band) to settle down. But the band is fickle: what works (ie. what you can eat) today, may not go down tomorrow, but go down fine the day after that. And what worked after one fill, may or may not work after the next fill (or even unfill).

    So hang in there for a day or two. If you're still having problems and food is not staying down (or you're experiencing a lot of pain while eating), first double check that you're chewing well and eating slowly. And if you've still got issues, don't hesitate to get yourself into the doc for an adjustment.

    Good luck,
    Alan

    4296 days ago
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