Tuesday, January 25, 2011

These are the fills of our lives

I had my second fill yesterday. I now have 3.5 cc's in my band. I don't really know what's normal, or if there is a normal, or if it varies with everyone. I do remember them saying pre-op that as you lose weight, you lose fat around your stomach which causes the band to loosen again, triggering your need for another fill.

It's the weirdest thing...I know my Dr thinks I'm crazy (and I am but that's entirely besides the point). I told him that after my last fill I got really hungry and it seems to have happened again this time. I'm not STARVING like I was last time, but I am a bit more hungry today than I expected to be.
The fill yesterday went much more smoothly than the first one.

 I didn't even cry, which if you know me, is a feat beyond imagination. This time, I did NOT send my Dr whitewater rafting down the hallway of the hospital in a red innertube coasting on my tears. So, that's always a plus.

I seem to always be his last appt of the day, and he seemed to be in a hurry yesterday. He stabbed me with the saline before the numbing stuff had a chance to take effect, so it was a little uncomfortable, but definately not intolerable.

So. Today I weighed myself and I'm just shy of 40 lbs lost total. 2 lbs shy to be exact. It's hard to believe that in 12 short lbs, I will have lost 50 lbs. I can't quite comprehend it yet. I feel like I'm looking at someone else's scale when I weigh in. It's weird. Again...welcome to crazy town.


  1. They dont numb me...how odd. Its funny how the procedure varies from dr to dr.

    I got hungry after my fills too--I think because the stomach maybe gets "triggered" or stimulated from the change and then settles down? I dunno Im no doc

  2. Wow! They don't numb you? That's crazy!

  3. They don't numb me either! They poke and prod and locate it...then stab me with the needle! The fill is fine for me, but when they did the "unfill" OMG it was torture! Just really uncomfortable and Felt like they were going to pull the port right out of my skin!

    COngrats on the weight loss! Thats awesome! I am still having a hard time realizing I am in the 220's, being stuck in the 270's for so long!

    But its a great feeling huh?!!!!! I love it!