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Hazards of the lap band on the plane!
on July 14, 2009 6:10 pm
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I started my vacation Thurs night (July 9th). IT was a red eye flight to RI with a stop in Atlanta. I thought I was fine and I was starving so I ate breakfast chicken sandwich.
I got stuck, then productive burped and sliming in the bathroom at the Atlanta airport. Stupid me!
I think it had to do with air pressure change with the band.
I was fine since that incident...
I am going to be honest and to the point!
Two friends and I flew from RI to FL with a stop in DC. I bought pretzel dog at Auntie Annie's.
It turned into a nightmare! I felt pressure and tightness even though I chewed well as much as possible.
I had to go to the bathroom several times because I was PBing and sliming. I started to feel a little better.
We flew to FL. (the first leg of flight from PVD to DCA was AWFUL! long story, more on that later, nothing to do with PB, just the flight attendants).
Arrived at friend's house. I had like a few pieces of pretzel and peanut butter.
Got stuck again!
Another major PB. This time in front of friend's HOT boyfriend! But good thing about this, is that this friend and her boyfriend are both nurses so they understand. But still, ugh! Bad first impression! LOL But really, the boyfriend is a very nice guy!
So I emailed the nurse at my surgeon's office. (Thank god for technology and Group Health having email system between patients and docs/nurses and I work for GH so I know their work email rather than going thru MyGroupHealth website. Faster response that way.
SHe responded pretty quickly. She said to stay on liquids for the rest of day which I did. WEnt out and bought tomato soup. Drinking water and muscle milk light. Start pureed food tomorrow and slowly get back to regular food. I wonder if she tells Dr. Landers all this! YIKES because I see Dr. Landers on the 22nd. Anyway, she said when I go home on the plane, do not eat for a few hours prior to the flight and only liquids on the plane. She said if it doesn't improve, to call the surgeon's office tmw and that she is off but told me to ask for a specific person and she will be able to get in touch with Dr. Landers.
So that's my story about flying and the band.