Monday, May 31, 2010

1st fill

Starting a blog late is a chore... there are so many things I need to talk about to catch up. I will take my back posts day by day as I think about them. I had my 1st fill a few weeks ago. I was 6 weeks postop. I have a 9cc Realize band, it was empty after surgery. My surgeon (yes the put 3cc's in it during my fill. No anesthesia to numb it, I just laid back and took a big breath and the needle was in. You can feel my port very easily (thank goodness) so it was easy to find. Once he had the needle in he fished around the port for a little bit (45 seconds or so) and then I heard a pop, he said "You hear that? that means it is in." So, nothing to it.

He gave me a glass of water and told me to take a sip... that went well
He told me to take a bigger drink... that went well too
He told me to DOWN I told him NO ! he said YES !! lol
he wanted me to feel what a tighter band does when chugging water, it felt a little odd and yes I could feel something trickling down slower than normal.

I was on liquids for the next 24hrs... the first meal I had was grits, eggs, and toast. The grits and eggs went down fine but the bread was a little tricky. It did go down but was so slow that I opted not to take more than a couple bites... Not sure I am ready to experience something getting stuck !!!

I can eat bread now fairly easily, I chew really well and take super small bites. Sometimes I can feel the tightness of my band so I take smaller bites on those days . It is really weird, some days I am tighter than other days... What is up with that?!?!?!?!?

ok... gonna go... here is a pic... just random because I cannot make a post without a barefoot jen

This is a pic of my son and a couple of our bulldog pups from this past Christmas ;-)


Fiona said...

OMG those puppies are gorgeous! And so is your son lol

Barefoot Jen said...

Thanks Fiona ;-)

tessierose said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, our surgeries are so close. I can't wait to follow your journey!

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