Thursday, April 11, 2013

Back to work!

I checked in with my surgeon yesterday and was released to go back to work. The nice nurse write down my vitals so i figured i would just post them.  I lost a little weight...but less than three pounds.  My surgeon said that was good-that i should average 1.5-2lbs a week. And btw, i DO have fluid in my band!

I had an episode yesterday morning where i think i got sorta stuck on a piece of deli turkey.  So i asked during my appt and there is some fluid in there!  My first fill is scheduled for May 15.  Now to get through the next month without gaining weight will be a challenge.  I've decided to go on Slightly modified pre op diet to keep my eating in check.

I also asked my doctor how he does fills and he told me that he will overfill then have me drink water and then he will back out fluid until three water goes through-and then he will take back an additional 0.5cc. He says this its more aggressive but he sees a higher success rate than he does doing multiple tiny fills.

Bring it on, Dr. Man.  I'm ready!


  1. Yay for being released back to work! I'll admit, though, just coming back from an unfill - the way your doc does fills scares the bejeebies out of me. I'm interested to hear how it goes for you, though!

  2. Glad you are back to work - and your vitals look great. ;-)

  3. That's an interesting method of doing fills. It's cool that he wants to be aggressive though...I get the feeling my surgeon might fight me on fills from time to time. Just a theory--I might be wrong.

    Hope you're excited about going back to work! I was getting so sick of being home alone all day, but then the next week when I went back I was like "eh, being home wasn't so bad" :)

  4. Glad that you are back to work! You will do great this month! Even the fluid that is in there will help! Keep up the good work! Congrats on your loss! A loss is a loss!