I went to the doctor this morning, for my first fill.
First of all... I really don't think that I need a fill. But, you can't call at 9am to cancel a 10:15 appointment. (That would be rude)
So.. I try to say that I don't need a fill, but he assures me that yes I do. (I say that I don't need a fill, because I was under the impression that as long as you are losing at a decent rate, that why mess with it? I'm down 20 pounds since surgery 4 weeks ago)
Anyway... this needle-phobe goes back in the room, lays on the table & lifts up the shirt & lowers my "Eurkle" pants. The doctor has to press sooooo hard through my layers of chub, trying to find my port. We think he finds it.. gives me the little numbing prick *teehee* and the procedes to put the deep needle in & releases quite a bit of fluids, but can't get to the port. I ended up with 8 needle pokes.. 3 numbing & 5 big ones, all to not get a fill. He did offer for me to have the other surgeon come in & give it a try. I said "no thank you" He said that I could schedule a flourescope & have it that way. Well.. call me cheap, but being self pay, I don't really want to add another bill. I said how about I come back in another week or two.. lose a little more weight & see if that helps. He said that was OK with him, but, with no restriction, be careful that I don't gain. Gain?? Has he met me?? lol I'm hoping to lose another 10 - 15 pounds.. then let them have another "stab" at me. LOL
I'm happy to have the extra time.. I'm hoping that if I can continue losing without a fill.. that they might consider that being big like me, that maybe for now, the band alone is enough restriction. I figure that if I'm satisfied on a little bit of food for hours, that may be the case. I just want to rise this feeling until it's not working any farther. I hope that makes sense.
Thanks again for letting me share.