Well, today we walked over to the Surgeon's office from our Hotel. Luckily it is only about 2 blocks away, so we thought it would be a nice walk, as it had stopped snowing here in Reno by then. After leaving the Doctor's office, we took a long walk back to the Hotel so we ended up walking about a mile today. And this is not counting the walking inside the Casino, back & forth to our Hotel room.
Anyhoo, after I was weighed, the Nurse said that I was below "The Number", so she was really happy! Meaning that I was officially under 200 lbs. I was a bit over 200 lbs the last visit, & in fact, I was afraid that I had gained weight since my last visit. I lost 3.8 lbs, so that means that I lost almost a lb a week!! Considering how much I have been eating, I was sure that I had gained weight!! So I am doing the happy dance right now!!! And this is fully clothed, except for my shoes, which I always take off to weigh myself.
The PA seemed happy about this as well. She was so happy about it in fact that she was only planning on giving me .5 cc's today! But when we told her that I had NO RESTRICTION, & could eat anything I wanted including bread, steak, etc!! Walt said how about 4 cc's. She just about had a heart attack. So I said how about 2 cc's. She said, how about 1 cc, LOL. I agreed to the 1 cc after she said that she hates to give too much at one time, as the stomach tends to swell after a Fill & she is afraid that with me living so far away, it wouldn't be good if I needed an Unfill. So we agreed, & this now puts me at 4 cc's in a 10 cc Band.
However, it is obvious that from now on, I will not get more than .5 cc's at a time, because I will be getting much closer to what they consider the "sweet spot". Which she says can be anywhere from about 4-6 cc's for most people. When we asked how soon I could schedule my next Fill for. At first she said 4 weeks from today. Then Walt said what if this Fill isn't doing me any good? So she agreed to let me set my next Fill for 3 weeks away. So my next Fill is Tuesday the 16th of February.
So far I can't tell any difference, yet again!! I know that I am supposed to be on liquids for the first 24-48 hours. But, since I was eating the day after Surgery, I went ahead & ate dinner tonight. I just made sure to eat items that I knew would be easily swallowed & tolerated. I was able to eat at least twice the amount that I should be able to eat, before I felt satisfied. But of course, I still ate way less than half what I would have eaten pre-band!! So again, I have to try to control my portions through will power as I appear to not have any Restriction!!! Unless of course it kicks in later, which as we all know, is a possibility. Lets hope so!
While we were out & about getting dinner, we were trying to decide where to go eat. We didn't want to leave the Hotel so we were choosing from all the restaurants, buffet's, etc. Walt wanted to go towards the El Dorado's choices, but I knew that if we went that way, I would want a piece of my favorite cake they make there!! And I told him this. In which he replied, if I let you get cake, does that mean we can have sex??? I tell you, this is about all he has had on his mind lately!! I told him that 2 nights in a row was enough!! I am not a spring chicken anymore! LOL
Anyway, if anyone is still reading this, I would like to request that you go check out a new blog I found today!! Her name is, Banderific Beauty & her blog address is: banderificbeauty.blogspot.com. She is being Banded on February 11th & could use our help & support. She is feeling a bit lost as her friends are tired of hearing her talk about the Band & she has questions. Well, I should get off here, my DH wants to use the computer too!! Till Next Time.
Aloha My Friends :)