Monday, June 14, 2010

Lucky Red Shirt

OK---What ever works---I wore my lucky red shirt for my second fill today. I got a PA I had never had, Richard, and he was awesome. Found the port first time and was very soft and gentle about everything. I started 3 months ago with NO fill ---7 weeks later 5 cc and(still no restriction). I questioned him about having to wait so long for any restriction and he said there are many thoughts about that---but he believed --having given fills for 7 yrs ---that slower is better. Well alright then! He said he wouldn't know how much to give me until the water didn't go down easily. He said he usually didn't give people this much ---but because I lived close he would try. Who knows how much he gave me but ---I CHICKENED OUT---and told him that I would do what he thought was best---after having a pretty tight feeling in my chest(but the water still went down)- --SO --he took some out. I ended up with 3cc added to my 5 for a total of 8cc. We shall see ;-) I burped with every drink of water and thought about all the things you have all said about burps and gurgling . Today liquids and tomorrow soft food.
I hope I can feel it!!! Richard said he would see me in 8 WEEKS---and probably fine tune it!
Wish me luck!!

6 comments:

-Grace- said...

I have my fingers crossed for you to reach your sweet spot! :)

Sandy Lee said...

Wow, 3cc at once. I only get a fraction of that. My doc agrees with me to take it slow and I think I'm at the green spot. I so hope this is the one that works for you. When you get the sweet spot it is really sweet. And the pounds start to come off. Go girl!

THE DASH! said...

I am of the 'slow is best' policy in giving fills as its so easy for the Doc's to overshoot the mark (where even .25 can be too much over) When I was first banded and the US girls (some of them anyway) were getting big whacks of fill at first then having to go in for unfills I just felt so bad for them.

It quickly changed my grizzling about getting smaller increments each time and to this day, over a year later, I still haven't struggled with being overfilled thanks to a sensible doctor. Hope it all goes well for you and you have some lovely losses.

THE DASH! said...

oops that should read, when receiving fills lol not giving.. sorry.

Girl Bandit said...

So great to have someone who listens to you...that is a big fillin my books...I only have 3.75 ml and am struggling with being too tight....hope this is the spot for you!!!!

Band Groupie said...

Whoot that was a massive fill! OK, it's been a few days; how's it working? Yay for burping and gurgling...all good signs of restriction! Hope it's perfect!