It has been a while and here is what I have to add:
I went for a .1 fill, they offered me .2 and I was GREEDY and took it... a while after that I started feeling like drowning when I was sleeping, a liquid would come up and I would cough... bad sign, so I went out and took .1 out... FELT GREAT!!!!
My friend had a slip and I started thinking I needed to actually see my band, but since the Upper GI is radiation and I was not having any serious problems, I was advised against it... OUT OF NOWHERE I became EXTRA tight, vomited several times a day for several days, got down to 168.5 but it was unhealthy, and we want to make sure that the band is healthy and not being in jeopardy, so I started asking for the UPG - ALL OF A SUDDEN I was OK - could eat anything... even bread... I panicked that something bad happened, since I have read that a slip causes loss of restriction... I took 0.1 out and went for an UGI - I could eat a cow! No restriction! Gained 10 lbs in 10 days (HATE IT) and once found out that the band is A OK!!! PRAISE GOD!!! I went back for my fill, to my surprise I only had 1..4CCs in instead of the 2.4 CCs we all thought I had... something happened when I took 0.1 out, maybe the syringe wasn’t in all the way and that is why I was so loose.... I am better now, and can't wait to have my 0.1 back... when she gave me back my fill it was only the 1.0CC missing in action...
LESSON OF THE DAY: the band is a tool that needs to be cherished and cared for! It works and without it I would be back at 286… some people can understand when it is time to stop… I can’t and the band let’s me know I have to stop… it is my lifeboat!
I pray to GOD that it be healthy and working properly all the days of my life, and I THANK GOD for having the chance to have it…
I also pray for any heavy person that walks in front of me, hoping that one day they will be directed to an answer!
Today I am at 178ish I will keep you all posted of my progress… this site is so important, why do we go away with time????