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Well, let's see..if you read my other post about not knowing what is going on here is the verdict. I was scheduled for a fill today and since the last 2-3 weeks I have been unable to eat I decided to not get a fill and just let him check the band and make sure that nothing was wrong. The band was in place and had not slipped. I did the bariam swallow and my opening was about the size of a thread. So he decided to take some out:( I asked him if I could just stay like I was for a week and do only liquids, but he was not fond of that. So insted of getting a fill I got unfilled. I was a little depressed and upset but he reassured me that in 3-4 weeks I could just call him and he will give me another fill. By the way the 7 lbs turned into 9 as of tonight. So that is a total of 39:D ;):D :D So that is my story!! Talk again soon!

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Wow Kelly

I think that was the right move and knowing you could go back in a few weeks for an adjustment is a good feeling. Being able to see your band and know everything is fine is such a relief.

I felt more restriction a few weeks after my 2nd fill and I do'nt want to be too tight, even those first few bites remind me I have a band, slow down. I'm so glad to hear from you. It sounds like you have a concern and caring doctor.

39!!!;)

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Well done on your weight loss Kelly. I am so close to you as far as surgery date and weight loss we could almost be wls sisters.lol. You seem to have a caring and wise doctor.

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Kelly -

Thanks for the update, and so glad all is well with your band. Also, I'm glad your doc did not allow you to continue to suffer TOO tight! A thread of an opening, and you're arguing with him?!?! lol

Since the holidays are more or less past, my restriction has eased up a lot. Icy liquids still are slow, but food is about back to the level it was.

Now, to start making better choices... lol I still cannot imagine being any tighter, even though I ate almost a whole country fried steak on Saturday. That overly-full feeling is still delayed in me - about 30 minutes later I felt uncomfortably stuffed... Will I never learn?

Anyway, congrats again! -34 WHOO HOO - you go, girl!! ;)

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Hey! Iwas Banded Aug. 25th

You all are doing GREAT!

We are all truely diffrent when it comes to geting the right fill, but it is so encourageing to hear what others have experienced.

My Dr. is on the causcious side too,but I think he is the greatest!

I've only lost 25lbs. but I'm happy with that.

I get my first fill on the 7th, so I'm hoping for another 25 in the next three months!;) just in time for some spring clothes:)

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Oh, Kelly, don't be upset! Your doctor did absolutely the right thing and I know in time you will come to agree. A thread?!? Not enough, no way, no how. ;)

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Mary Beth,

you say you have ONLY lost 25 pounds. That is a terrific loss. Just think where you would be without your band post Christmas. Keep up the good work.

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Thanks Kiwigirl, but the thing is I lost all of that in 8weeks! And not one lb. since:cry

I'm hoping my fill Wed. will help me to start losing again.

I know my first loss was extreme...I sure liked it that way:D

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I called the Dr's office today and have an appointment for this Friday, Jan 9th to get a little fill. I have going 5 lbs in the past week, but, mother nature is visiting me so hopefull once I stop, I will shed a few pounds. Just keeping my other family updated!!

PS. My sister has an appt on the same day to see about getting the surgery done. Is anyone familiar with Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield in Texas?

Thanx--

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Kelly,

Oh my god! I've been so unhappy since I got my first fill on Tuesday and after reading your post I feel a bit better. I had my surgery on September 9th and lost 30 lbs in 2 months and because I only had 90 lbs to lose my doctor didn't think an fill was needed. So I couldn't make an appointment for another 2 months since this surgery is so hot right now and the appointments fill up so quick. Anyway I only lost 1 lb in the last 2 months but wasn't terribly unhappy because it was the holiday's and I was eating a lot of sweets. Anyway went for my fill on Tuesday and haven't been able to eat comfortably since. I can take a bite but it's uncomfortable going down and I have to space my bites out over a minute of so. Sometimes I need to belch in order to get another bite down but then it's still not comforable. Even getting enough Water down is an issue. I've lost 5 lbs since tuesday which I'm happy about but I'm not sure if this is how I'm supposed to feel. I read your post and now I'm thinking I might have received too much Fluid in my fill. I'm discouraged to call and have some of the Fluid removed because I might not be able to continue the weight loss.What do you suggest I do? Is this normal, am I supposed to feel this way?

Kellie

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Kellie, If Soups satisfy you, try drinking those. Maybe after you loose some more pounds you can incorporate more solids back into you routine.

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Well they say after you have had a fill for a while they seem to tighten up; but, I would say just wait for a while and see if things get better. I waited for a while before I did anything, but then I could not handle it. So, I would say try and stay on liquids and see how it goes...let me know. Best of luck to you!!

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Thank you Kelly & Leo. So how does it work, the band in tighter for the first few weeks after a fill and it's also tighter until you lose a certain number of lbs? It's weird because my mom had the surgery 2 weeks after me and has had 2 fills already. Her weight loss is not as rapid as mine and she hasn't slowed down her eating too much to the point where she has thrown up on many occasions. Talked to her today and she never felt the restriction I have, although I think I took differently to the surgery all-together. Anyway I'm having doubts that I should feel this way but the other part of me feels that this is what I supposed to feel, I should lose the desire to over-eat. Thanks again for your posts, I will give it another week before I call the doctors, by that point I'll be another 5 lbs thinner and almost half way there!

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