Had my first doc appointment yesterday in which there was no adjustment made. It has been 6 weeks since my last appointment. I haven't felt hungry between meals since that fill, and still pretty good restriction. Definitely noticing a difference in the way my clothes fit. I have lost 7 lbs in the last 6 weeks, and 7 lbs the month before that.
I am starting to feel a lot more energetic and my body actually CRAVES exercise (my body has NEVER craved exercise--it would just go along with it begrudgingly...LOL). Overall I am feeling really good.
Praying that I've reached the green zone and continue to see some steady loss on the scale--the inches are good too though............
It has been a while since I've posted. I just had another follow-up appointment yesterday, and I lost a whopping 7 lbs this month. My doctor said that is pretty borderline for what they look for in the green-zone, so he did a .5 cc fill and then set me for another 6-weeks instead of the usual monthly visit I have had since surgery.
I have lost a total of 30 lbs since I have started my journey. 6 before surgery and 24 since. It hasn't been real steady weight-loss yet, but at least it is in the right direction.
Praying this is the Green-Zone!!!
For the past couple of days I have had tenderness and pain on the side with my port. It happens when I am turning or reaching up/bending down. I haven't had pain on my side since healing from surgery. Has anyone else had this happen???
Well, I had my first post-op appointment yesterday and all went well. Dr. Snow told me that I am healing up nicely and doing good. I mentioned that my weight loss had stopped after going on mushies and he asked how much I was eating. Told him 1/2 cup for breakfast, and same for lunch and dinner. Liquids in between. I am not hungry between meals--though I have no restriction yet. He told me I could actually be eating a little bit more than that and showed me a plate in his office that is marked with the different food groups.
I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and purchased 3 plates of the same size, along with a few cocktail forks....but they were out of the small spoons, so I will still be using baby spoons until they get some more in......oh well..... I am keeping a sense of humor about it. I also have a few baby plates that are sectioned too..........but I won't be using those while company is present.... haha
I go back in another two weeks for my first adjustment (Jan 25th), so I am pretty excited about that.
I really like Dr. Snow, as he seems to be interested in all aspects of how I am doing with the band--mentally/psychologically as well as physically.
I am really glad that I did my homework before actually having the lap-band surgery. It has made this journey so much easier so far........
Well, today is day 2 of my pre-op liquid diet. We have my work Christmas Luncheon today. So much of our lives center around food. Two of my Christmas gifts yesterday were food...one box of chocolates, and the other a gift card to El Chico..........and I do love Mexican food.....
Haha.. I am trying to be brave and keep it all in perspective.... In the long run--what is one Christmas dinner or two????
I am anxiously awaiting surgery----come on Dec. 27th!!!
Hi! I am new here, and right now I am two weeks pre-op. My surgery is scheduled for December 27th. I will begin my pre-op liquid diet on 12/22/11. I just had my endoscopy done yesterday, and everything went well. I have my post-op meds filled already, but now am trying to find a good protein shake for the liquid phase of my diet (both pre and post op).
I must admit that I am getting a little nervous.