Okay, after reading Jen's post about her de-fill, or un-fill if you like, I was even more confused than I have been. I've been struggling with tightness and PBing and pain when I eat for a while now. But I've never gotten an unfill because I've been too scared to gain weight. It would appear that Jen and I have been in the same boat for a while. She's been in it for 17 months, me just for a few months. I have only had 2 fills, I have 3.5 cc's in a 10 cc band. I got my last fill in October, so that's been 9 months. In that time, I haven't lost much weight at all. At first my fill was just right, in fact I proclaimed the green zone once or twice. But about 4 months ago, my band started getting tighter. I get tight at TOM and with hormonal fluctuations, I also get tight with stress. So, when I get tight, and PB and have multiple stuck episodes, it's disheartening and I feel like I gravitate to bad foods because at least I know I can eat them. There are times though that my band seems fine, that I can eat comfortably so that 's what's been keeping me from getting an unfill. I'm scared. I get panicky when I think about how it could be if I can eat freely. Yesterday I called Jen for some advice. She told me that she was feeling the exact same way and that after her unfill she can finally eat without pain and fear and that she is eating good solid protein and feeling satisfied. I have an appointment for Tuesday with my surgeon and I'm going to get some out. Yesterday was one of the worst days I've had since banding. I got up and got stuck on my coffee, all day I was stuck and puking, stuck on oatmeal, mashed potatoes, water, I puked so much yesterday. So, to say I was hungry, weak and crabby is an understatement. Yesterday half way through the work day I had a milk shake because I was so shaky. I'm scared to get an unfill, but I'm also scared to keep going this tight. I hope my doc will just take 1/2 cc out for me. I was dehydrated yesterday and in the evening when my band loosened up a bit I drank plenty of water to catch up, I woke up at 11:30 last night to pee and without thinking, I grabbed my water and took a sip. Stuck, so for 30 minutes I was yakking up water so that I could lay back down and get some sleep. Something has to give, I don't want to hurt my band or me for that matter. I definitely think I'm in the red zone after reading the description that Amy W. had posted last week.
I hope you all have a great weekend. I'm looking forward to it, although I will be busy, rehearsal tonight and Sunday we move the set. I get my kids back today, I sure do miss them! Y'all have a good one!