I went for my fill yesterday. I didn't realize that Dr. Acosta brought his entire office staff with him the once a month he does a clinic here in ABQ!! How wonderful is that? So, nothing is different except I don't have the long drive there and back!
I met with the nurse, Deborah, who thought losing 14 lbs since last seeing her was great! (that was 7 months ago, so in my mind not too wonderful) I also met with the nutritionist who promptly told me that I should stop drinking so much caffeine
and need to increase my protein intake
. I will increase my protein intake, with either shakes or concentrating on eating a very high protein diet....but I can't give up my coffee. I have already given up smoking and Diet Cokes....I really want to hang on to this vice. LOL
Dr. Acosta was GORGEOUS as always!
He was very nice also, and listened to me. He gave me between a .20 and .25 of a fill. He let me know that if I felt over-filled that evening he would just need to call and he would come down to the clinic and take some out. He is doing a seminar this morning, so he would already be in town. He is a great man.....to me, it really shows that he cares about his patients the way he does such a thorough exam each time! He is great!! He said that I was one of the few former patients of Dr. Frezza that had an easy port to find. He has had to replace A LOT of Frezza's ports!! I told him that I did feel like I got lucky *knock on wood* because I don't seem to have any problems with my band, and I have heard or nightmarish situations in his other patients. He said, "Believe me, I have had fix and work with those nightmares!" I hope Frezza loses his medical license!!
I am down to 174 this morning!
and Dr. Acosta said that my goal of getting down to 150 was very attainable and that I should get there. Even his fancy scale said that same thing! LMAO!! I will know tomorrow how much more restriction I have, or I might wait until Monday to try eating real food. I am off to Vegas Tuesday morning and very excited about it!!