Friday, October 22, 2010

Horrible feeling!

I had my first stuck episode! It was awful! I don't know why I thought that it would be a good idea to have a piece SMALL piece of a mozarella stick! There I am in the middle of the restaurant trying to gracefully to make my way to the bathroom as I hiccup all the way there. I was slimmed into the trash can before making it into the bathroom it took about 5 mins for it to come up and I swore to myself never to let that happen again! Come Saturday morning my nieces were over for a sleep over and I made them breakfast burritos, well I thought I'll just have a small taste of one....WRONG! Stuck again! It only took about a minute for it to come up but it felt awful. I know it won't be my last, I know I'll have to learn the hard way what I can and cannot eat, but I know it will be worth it.

My fill isn't doing so well for me I need more restriction. Mornings are perfect I'm tighter and feel restriction so they tend to go well for me. Come noon time no restriction I can eat a little less than before but not enough to make a difference, same for dinner. I don't know if to call and try to get my Dec. 07 appointment moved up or try to work with this MINIMAL restriction for the next month and a half. Ok well I'm off to my part time work :( I can't wait to find something new SOON! Adios :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

My first fill!

Life has been hectic! Although now, not by choice, I'll have more time on my hands. My hours have been cut at work due to the economy from full time to part time (20hrs) and my benefits were cut too! I'm very very very lucky that my insurance paid for the surgery and all the follow ups up front so I have free fills (except for a $20.00 co-pay) for an entire year! Hopefully by then I'll have be full time (somewhere else!) and have full benefits again. I've thought about it though and think next month I'll be picking up COBRA...I don't think its in my best interest and safety 2 months after surgery not to have insurance. But that will be almost one of my pay checks! :(

Well on to better news, I had my first fill yesterday!!! I was worried about how it would go, plus waiting with my blouse up on my back for the doctor to come in for 45 MINUTES did not help my nerves! It went well he made me do the water test which freaked me out when I felt like I couldn't swallow the water...I hope I never have that feeling except during fills! I believe I have 4cc in the band and he said that by my appointment Dec. 7 he expects me to be about 30 lbs down....I hope so! So far so good, I was really really tight this morning but it seems to have opened up a bit and almost finished my breakfast shake... 2 1/2 hrs later :/ Is this normal? I've read on some blogs that they tend to be tight in the morning so I hope that's what I'm experiencing. Next week I plan to start going to the gym since I've been cleared to exercise goodbye 258! I'll try to do a better job of coming back and giving updates, I read all the blogs and they help me out tremendously, I hope I can help others too!