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Fill #3 Update

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sandradee0124

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Have I said I love my surgeon's office? The PA is WONDERFUL. My appointment was this afternoon for fill #3. Wasn't sure if this was a good thing or not, so I kept the appointment and had about 30 minutes of conversation and training. Yep, training.

 

My weight loss is good. Blood pressure was ok, not great. What we do every time is fill out a questionnaire -- what we are eating, how often, how we feel, issues etc. Then the PA comes in.

She started asking me questions about how many times I've thrown up since the last fill, how often I get stuck, motivation levels, hunger..... After about 10 minutes she says I'm not going to fill you today -- you need to do the following:

 

1. First two bites of every meal should be soft -- applesauce, tea, liquid. This will "wake up" the pouch. I was eating the first couple bites of solids fast (starving) and the pouch rebelled. Throwing those bites up would move me back to starvation, and I wasn't getting a "full signal" after that. (I didn't do this EVERY time I ate, but probably once a day).

 

2. Then eat the 1c of food within 20 minutes, careful to chew and wait, but within 20 minutes. If I'm not done don't eat the rest.

 

3. Don't eat anything within 3 hours after the last meal. Water, tea, juice, popsicle. Nothing else.

 

So I'm going to work on this. I was following what I've been told, but I can follow this and I'm excited about it. Thank you to everyone for your support and advice! Happy Weekend!!!

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I find great comfort in knowing how helpful the PA's are and how successful everyone is! Good luck with the new rules!

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I am sure the PA's are very knowledgeable and have the right answers. Give their suggestions a try. Hopefully, the blood pressure will come down and you won't need another fill for a while. Best of luck and please keep us posted.

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Thank you so much for posting this. I have been having some trouble after this last fill with not being able to eat even the first two bites. I will try these rules also and see if they help. You are doing a great job. Keep up the great work and I hope this works for you.

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I love the wisdom of this site. I haven't had a fill yet but am definitely going to remember this and do it when the time comes! Blessings beautiful!

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Thanks Sandradee....I found that really helpful as I am in England and had to have the surgery privately. Having done that, I haven't had any instructions like the rules of the band or anything. They never even weighed me. so if there are any other tips out there or if anyones could tell me the rules of the band, I would really appreciate it. Had my surgery on the 11th of Aug and am still on liquids at the moment and starting on pureed foods on Wed. Thanks Sandra, Sandi xxx

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