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I have been reading different posts and I just want to know what abbreviations mean what?!

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if i am ever reading anything and someone wrote an abbreviation that I don't know i will just Google the abbreviation and it should pop up .... hope this helps =)

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PB stands for Productive Burp and sliming is not short for anything, it's just sliming. When something gets stuck while you're eating, you start sliming. It's a mucousy "slime" that's the result of an influx of the enzyme used to break down your food because it's trying to get rid of it. Sometimes the slime helps get it down, but sometimes it comes back up, which brings us to the PB. If the sliming doesn't get the food down, then it will come back up, which is what people are referring to as a productive burp. It's not quite like vomiting, but it is a regurgitation of the food, and the slime will come up with the food. <when sliming happens, I wouldn't really say that you can feel it happening, but you do feel a thick mucous in the back of your throat> Hopefully whatever was stuck will become dislodged and then you will fee MUCH better. When you are stuck it is a very uncomfortable feeling and it's like someone is sitting on you/you're having a heart attack. I didn't experience being stuck stuck until my third fill (6 cc's in a 10 cc band). I just have to make sure I chew my meat up before swallowing. The old habit of inhaling food or starting off eating fast because of being super hungry CAN NOT happen anymore. I have had to consciously think about slowing down my eating and chewing more.

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sliming is when you are stuck (ate too much, ate too fast, or too big a bite) and you start to "foam at the mouth".....you know right before you throw up, how you get that mouth watering feeling where your mouth fills up with spit?? that's sliming. when you slime, your body is producing the slime as a reaction. I've only slimed once, when I ate some shredded wheat Cereal dry and too fast...I slimed for a few seconds, and was able to spit it out. Some people slime a lot from what I hear, or they have lots of slime when they do. Mine was only a small bit, about a teaspoon.

PB is productive burp. I haven't done this yet (and hope to never do it!) but this is usually after you start to slime....(someone who has had this happen, help me if I say it wrong) once the food decides it needs to come out, you have a PB where you basically vomit what is stuck...it isn't digested, so it doesn't come from your lower pouch, so you don't get all the stomach acids with it.

Not sure what else you need to know. But good luck!!!

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Thanks all, that was very helpful and a little scary I must add.

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I have been stuck a few times usually because I'm not paying attention and eating too fast/ not chewing food. First if you remember to chew chew chew, and really pay attention you should not get stuck. When I got stuck it was a lot of pain in my chest and I could not swallow anyting down, not even my spit. Then I started sliming where I keep spitting out slime, it's clear and thick and really gross. I have to try to get a few sips of Diet Coke down, which is really hard when it hurts to swallow, and it releases the food without a productive burp. So does all this sound gross, yeap it is, but If you follow the rules it should not happen to you. Hope this does not scare you, I do not think it happens to everyone.

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Sliming! I didn't know it was called that! I just experienced that for the first time after my last fill. It was awful. How you guys explained it is all that! It lasted for about a half hour before the last "throw up" of slime apparently cleared it. It happened right after my second fill (went from 4.5 to 5), when I ate a SMALL bite of scrambled egg!). My dr. never told me to do liquid diet for 24 hours after a fill, so I probably would have been OK if I was told that ahead of time. So instead, I had to get unfilled a bit on the same day! Now I have to wait another 6 weeks for my next fill. Oh well. I'm still losing, so not the end of the world.

So despite my rambling, bottom line is, besides eating slowing and chewing lots, do liquid diet for 24 hours after each fill! Best of luck to you. It really is an amazing, rewarding life-long life-altering journey!

p.s. when I come across an abbreviation I don't know, I ask the person who used it.

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i never knew what it was either until it happened.... then i understood. LOL Its pretty gross but if you chew chew chew and eat slowly you shouldnt have problems with sliming too often. But like most of us.... you'll eat something to fast or too big and you will have fiorst hand knowledge. :)

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OK- yes, gross!

Tengles- you said you drink some diet coke??!?! On a good day soda causes instant vomiting for me, I cant imagine it helping when your feeling stuck.

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