Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'm Super Tight (note: don't say that too loud in public, you'll get weird looks)

Hey guys! So I just got back from the doctors office, getting my 3rd fill. I had restriction prior, but I could still eat a good amount of food and stuff so when he asked me how much I wanted, I wasn't sure whether I should go with a half cc or a full cc. I asked his opinion and he basically said, "I don't know, it's whatever you want" So we went with the full cc. I'm a little nervous about it. I hope I'm not too tight. You guys will have to tell me what you think. When I take a drink, I feel a little pressure, then an air bubble comes up and I feel better. I burped a few times and the tiniest bits of water came back up with it (hasn't happened for a few hours now) Do you think I'm too tight or is it pretty normal to feel weird like this right after? I'm a worry wart and my doctor flat out told me he won't drive back in to unfill me tonight (not that I would expect him to) But he said I could come back in the morning if I had to. Im at 5.5ccss now. I'm excited that I might be at my sweet spot on so little fluid. We'll see. I'm gonna do all liquids tonight (like I'm supposed to) because I'm scared to even try anything. I don't know why I feel terrified, I've PB'd before but I guess it's just the new level of tightness that I'm not used to and it makes me nervous. I'm sure it'll be just fine.

And a sad, crappy note.. I won't be joining you all in the Chicago trip due to a mandatory class at work I must attend. :(

Can someone tell me about these gadgets that you wear that tell you about calories burned and whatnot. How do they work, DO they work, which would you recommend, how much are they?? TIA!

6 comments:

Drazil said...

Oh no - no Chicago! I'll miss you! I use a Polar F11 I think....tells me heart rate, how long I worked out and calories and beeps at me if I'm not working hard enough. And I love this blog title - made me laugh.

Jenny said...

Hey, it was great chatting with you earlier! I'm sorry about Chicago, but we will HAVE to do others!

Linda said...

Hope you have hit your sweet spot. Sorry you can't make Chicago - we'll miss you.

Beth said...

Don't be too nervous about your fill, slowly try out food and get adventurous at your own pace, but I wouldn't get some taken out unless you PB over or feel discomfort for several meals. The point of the band is to make you eat less, so if you feel restriction (not pain) then its doing its job. You just have to listen to your band, good luck!!
*Beth*

Girl Bandit said...

Bit fat bummer that you can't come to Chicago....I don't think I will get to the next one unless hubby loves a week without me and a few $$$$ less...LOL.. Just take it easy....you sound a little tight but then I have a mild pressure after drinking etc after each fill that eases...take it easy

Janelle said...

If water comes back up that is a little worrisome, when I am with my doctor we test it all out before I leave, taking drinks of water, laying down to make sure it doesn't come up, etc. My doctor never asks me what I want, she listens to the liquid go down, we do the tests, and that is how it is determined. Why doesn't your doctor know how much should go in? =/ It is weird that he asks you, and doesn't figure it out himself, I mean HE is the doctor here, not you... If you are too tight go get an unfill asap, this can be really BAD for your band if you are too tight.