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I am 21 days post surgery and I only had restriction for the first week. I am still 8 days away from my first fill. I have only lost 4 lbs since surgery and very disgusted after seeing other people doing better. I was just wondering if after the first fill I will have restriction again like right after surgery?:(

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The restriction you likely felt post op was swelling. Some people say they feel restriction after the first fill, others do not and it takes several more fills to feel restriction (the sweet spot). I'm in similar shoes, I am 26 days post op, could eat anything I want, but am not scheduled for a fill until June 30th. Ask your physician how aggressive they are with their fill schedule and how can soon you can come back for another fill if you don't get proper restriction the first time.

This is what they call Bandster Hell....welcome. :(

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Thanks for your input. It's miserable not being able to have the restriction yet after just going through the surgery. Let me know how you do.

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I am there with you. I have had one fill, and I can tell it is more restricted then if I had no band at all, but it is not what I would call 'working' yet! Mainly my restriction is me being afraid to push things and manually monitoring myself. I will be glad when I actually hit a good restriction point. I have so much stress going on right now, trying to watch my diet on my own (and we see how well that has always gone) so it will be nice when I know I have the band there helping.

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I'm right there with ya. I go for my second fill on July 1st.. I can't wait. This is a very hard time for me. I'm hungry a lot.. I try very hard to stay under 1350 calories a day. This is hell.

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I go for my second on 6/29 so we are right there together!

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I journal on fitday.com and average about 1200cal a day. Plus I workout about 5 days at the gym. I still have 2 weeks until my first fill and I can't wait. Some days are much easier than others with the hunger. I find sugarfree Jello and ice pops are a savior! Also at least when I can eat raw fruits and veggies I'll have even healthier snack options. Just keep working at it and doing the best you can do. Only 4lbs down could have been 4lbs up!

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I'm SO glad I came across this post! I had surgery on June 1 and am due for my first fill on July 7. I can't believe how hungry I feel! Sometimes I just cry because I feel like I'm dieting on my own and could have done that without the painful surgery! I have purposely tried to eat well over the recommended amount of food my dr. suggests to see if I get full or want to vomit and nope, nothing. I'm wondering is the band even on because it does not seem to be helping?! I started drinking a Protein Shake once a day and that seems to help alot. I guess we all have to be patient. It took a long time to pack on all the weight so it is going to take some time to take it off. :unsure:

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I am 4 weeks post-op, and I have felt absolutely no restriction. I have been very good with my eating and exercising. I am under 1000 calories a day, and I exercise 6 days a week. I lost 7 lbs the first week after surgery, but since then the scale hasn't budged. I still have 3 more weeks until my first fill. I am so crabby right now and do not know what else I could be doing at this point.

I am having all sorts of doubts about this working for me no matter how much I try to keep a positive attitude.

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I feel for ya!! I am 3.5 weeks post op, and I have not really had any restirction at all except for some swelling a couple of days after surgery. My first fill is at 6 weeks and I need to fly 2 hours from the city I live in to have it done!!! ARGH!!

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Roost, Im with you. I had wonderful restriction due to the swelling for about 3 weeks after surgery. Then all of a sudden it vanished. I lost a total of 12 pounds but have since put back on 4 pounds and I too am upset, because I have already had my first fill. Read so many post and so many people are encouraging and supportive and insist that I not give up. So I'm trying to be mentally patient until my 3rd fill, which is scheduled in two weeks. The first fill was uneventful and I've been able to eat anything, even bagels! Bagels are so dense! I'm hopeful that my next fill will give me the restriction I need to cute back and maintain my satiety for 3-4 hours. I loved not thinking about food, but at the moment I'm always hungry and craving stuff. I can't wait to get a move on loosing these 60 pounds! My advice to you is not to wait longer than 2 weeks if your fill doesn't provide you with the restriction you need to really be successful. I waiting almost 2 months and was very discouraged because of it.

Best of luck to you!

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I just had my 2nd fill. i am now at 7.4 ccs in a 14cc band!

Thats alot! And here I am with little restriction. I feel a lil different. but I hv friends that have been banded for much longer than I have and they are barely in the 6.somethings (4or 5th fills.):)

Im hoping that this will take me to my sweet spot. Im praying that this restriction I feel will last forever!!! LOL

I cant beleive im this high up in the CCs dept and hv little restriction. (I have my next fill on 6/30... and looks like I might need it!):sigh:

hang in there. Im 5.5 weeks out and down only 12lbs. :thumbup: i know it sounds good but i really thought i would hv lost more by now.

Living in Bandster Hell! I just pray im not a permanent resident:cursing:

-bel

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Be patient. My doctor did his first fill at 4 weeks out and I still didn't feel any restriction. Since Oct I have gone for a 1cc fill every month and just now am getting good restriction. I went yesterday and he put in .5 because I was at 8cc's already. I hope this does it. But it seemed like I was always hungry and couldn't get enough to eat. I've only lost 15 lbs since surgery but that is better than gaining. For some of us, it just takes time and time is what I have so I am living the dream in the meantime. Just go with the flow and enjoy knowing that you had WLS and there are plenty of people that can't get approved or don't have the money to pay for it. Sometimes I can't believe how lucky I got to have had this done.

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