2010 Well Underway and things are.... slow... weightloss wise
Friday, January 22, 2010
I've been struggling with the fill/no fill issue and my lapband. I was under the impression that I had to get an unfill, as I had not lost any significant weight over last few months. I have maintained or lost a teensy tiny bit but no large losses.
So, a week ago last Thursday I went to see my surgeon. I felt I needed an unfill, as I had been having some issues with getting non-mushy foods down. He said he felt that I actually needed a fill. BUT that he wanted me to "see and feel this for myself". His recommendation was that I was eating too fast (yup!) and taking too-big-of-bites (also Yup!) Anway, he did give me a slight unfill.
Well it was pretty rapidly apparent that the surgeon was right! Boy, I went from restricted, to almost zero restriction. Uggh. Could eat bread for first time since surgery (9 months ago).... among other things I won't mention :0).
So I quickly went back at the first available appointment (Tuesday of this past week) and the nurse practitioner put back what surgeon took out, plus another .25 cc. I have been on liquids and today mushies and so far, so good. My appetite has decreased, and I do feel the band tightness. Key to remember is EAT SLOW and take TINY bites!
The good news, is that for the first time in my life, I have entered and (almost) left the month of January, and I have not embarked on a "diet" only to fall of the wagon days later and then feel self-hatred and guilt and despair.
I love my lapband. Even with the slowed weight loss -- I love it!