LilySlim - Weight loss

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Got a fill yesterday!

I got a fill yesterday. I was apprehensive, because I just didn't want to be too tight. After talking with my doctor, we decided I needed one. I got 1cc, which brings me to 3cc's in a 10cc band. He pulled the fluid out and said I hadn't lost any fluid and said that he's been hearing a lot about leaky ports. He then said that the needles you are supposed to use for a fill are more expensive and some doctors use and IV needle instead which can lead to leaks. This fill hurt, I mean I felt like he was going to push my port through my back, but I definitely feel a difference. I've had 1/2 of banana this morning and I'm full. A while back I mentioned that I had this "thick" feeling area on my stomach that in the beginning I thought was my port. I made my doc feel it yesterday and explained that it doesn't hurt, it just feels different and it definitely wasn't like that before the surgery. He said he wants to do an ultrasound next week to make sure it isn't a hernia. Like I said, it doesn't hurt, it's just weird. I'll be happy to know for sure that it's nothing. I'm glad I got this fill, although I've been really kind of scared about it. My husband and I are going to Ohio this weekend to see some of his high school buddies and to go to a Buckeye game! I'm excited for the weekend, and hope I can remember to be very careful with this new fill. Have a great Wednesday!
Big Hug!
T

8 comments:

Mary H. said...

I already can't wait for my next fill! I might have to schedule it for a week sooner than it's already scheduled...

I hope you don't have a hernia! My surgeon said he thought I might have one near my bellybutton, but while they were doing the surgery, it was too far out of range to repair, I never did ask him if I should do something about that... LOL I guess I should.

Gen said...

Wow only 3 ccs works for you! Hope this fill makes you GREEN!

Jacquie said...

I suspect you will be reminded very quickly to be careful with your fill! Hope it gets you GREEN! I think I am there but I don't want to say that too loud!

Pamela E. Williams said...

To fill or not to fill is still my question. I hope everything works out with the ultrasound. Have fun on your weekend.

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

I hope this works for you! I am going for my 3rd fill today. Let us know about the supposed hernia situation.

Ginger aka Gidget said...

Did they fix a hernia or anything when you had the surgery? I had one fixed and I have this weird lump above my stomach that is not my port. (It's in a different location)

That's awesome about the fill! I'm sitting here with 7.3 in a 10 cc band and have really good restriction for the most part. As you lose weight, it loosens a bit so they give you a little more. :)

Bonnie said...

Good that you are getting an ultrasound. Hopefully it's nothing. I get another fill this Friday. I already have 6 ccs in my band and I don't think I've gotten to my green zone. It scares me when I hear you only have 3, but I'm trying to keep in mind everybody is different. Sounds like you have a great weekend planned. Have fun.

Cindylew said...

Go "GREEN" is right. I had a fill today and believe I'll post about it tomorrow.
Have a great weekend.