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Sounds like everyone is doing pretty good. Sorry I've been MIA. I've been concentrating on kids and being out for the summer. Also been updating blog a lot.

I had my first fill 4 weeks post op (so about 2 weeks ago). She wants to be very aggressive in getting me in the green zone in the 90 days following my surgery. She put in 5 cc's I took a drink and after the second drink, gurgle gurgle. It came right back up! So, she took out a little less than 1 cc. So I have approximately 4 cc's in my 11 cc band. I think it's pretty good.

I've also had 2 PB episodes so far. One on the sidewalk at Applebee's (um, embarrassing) and one here at home. I'm quickly "learning my band".

I'm not getting enough calories in but got an updated suggested menu from a nutritionist today so hopefully that will help!

As od today, I'm officially down 50.6 lbs total! And next week I go back in for a check in but sincerely doubt we will do any adjustment. I think it's at a good place. Not too much, although at night I find myself wanting to snack so I'm not sure. Gotta ask about that. Maybe then.....

TTFN!

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I can 't stop eating junk and carbs! My addiction to food is taking over! I must have put on weight. This sucks I feel disciuraged! I have absolutely no restriction and I am able to eat large portions. Any suggestions?! I was banded may 9th and I was only down 25Lbs my last fill. My next fill is July 11th and I can't wait!

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I can 't stop eating junk and carbs! My addiction to food is taking over! I must have put on weight. This sucks I feel disciuraged! I have absolutely no restriction and I am able to eat large portions. Any suggestions?! I was banded may 9th and I was only down 25Lbs my last fill. My next fill is July 11th and I can't wait!

I hear you. It's easy to slip back into old habits. Im trying to get back my tracking my food and watching my Protein. I go back end of month for my 2nd fill.

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Hey may bandster I haven't been on in along time... I have gotten my second fill and have quite a bit of restrictions I have lost 30 lbs since pre op I am having a hard time getting Water in but other than that am doing great

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Hey may bandster I haven't been on in along time... I have gotten my second fill and have quite a bit of restrictions I have lost 30 lbs since pre op I am having a hard time getting Water in but other than that am doing great

Congrats on your 2nd fill. It's good to hear you are great. How many ccs are in your band?

And as time moves along, you will be able to get your Water in. Keep up the good work :)

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Am I the last of the May bandsters to get a first fill

Yea first fill yesterday. Did not go wonderful but I am so glad it is over. Concern was that I am going on Vacation for a month and the Doc Assistant wanted to be aggressive. (This is what I wanted also) She was not sure how much the doc had put in at surgery if any. She had a new doctor in the room he was in training (training on how to give fills). I was his first so that made me nervous. They put in 3cc in my 10cc band. Then took it all out to see what the total was with what the doc had put in at surgery the total was 6cc so he had put in 3cc’s. Hope you are all still with me, I think I am confused. Lol

Next they put in the full 6cc’s back in and had me drink a wee bit of Water. Not good I could hardly swallow the water and got stuck, that was not comfortable. They took out 1.5 cc’s and had me drink more water it was much better. I do not want to scare new people but it did hurt, not sure if it was the new doc, he did have to stick me a few times before he got it, that did curl my toes. Stayed on liquids until about an hour ago then had some cottage cheese it went down just fine. I am nervous to try the chicken if a few days. I will go back in two weeks to get a another fill if I need it a few days before I go on vacation.

Oh -deep breath- for the next stage.

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Glad I found this thread. I had surgery on May 25th. I had my first fill at 4 weeks. Lost a total of 6 pounds since my surgery. I don't seem to have any restriction to speak of. I do notice that I am eating less, but I have a way to go before I start losing, I think. I am trying very hard to stick to a 1200 calorie diet. Most days are good, but I wish I had better restriction!!! Can't wait to get a second fill. My doctor does really small fills. About .5 cc per fill.

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Am I the last of the May bandsters to get a first fill

Yea first fill yesterday. Did not go wonderful but I am so glad it is over. Concern was that I am going on Vacation for a month and the Doc Assistant wanted to be aggressive. (This is what I wanted also) She was not sure how much the doc had put in at surgery if any. She had a new doctor in the room he was in training (training on how to give fills). I was his first so that made me nervous. They put in 3cc in my 10cc band. Then took it all out to see what the total was with what the doc had put in at surgery the total was 6cc so he had put in 3cc’s. Hope you are all still with me, I think I am confused. Lol

Next they put in the full 6cc’s back in and had me drink a wee bit of Water. Not good I could hardly swallow the water and got stuck, that was not comfortable. They took out 1.5 cc’s and had me drink more water it was much better. I do not want to scare new people but it did hurt, not sure if it was the new doc, he did have to stick me a few times before he got it, that did curl my toes. Stayed on liquids until about an hour ago then had some cottage cheese it went down just fine. I am nervous to try the chicken if a few days. I will go back in two weeks to get a another fill if I need it a few days before I go on vacation.

Oh -deep breath- for the next stage.

Nope, today was my first fill. Just walked in the door, actually. I was banded 5/24. My 1st fill today was a breeeeeeze. I'm sorry that you had to have a trainee do your first fill!! You would think that it being your first, they would use someone that has done it a lot. I didn't even feel the needle that numbed me. I was nauseated all the way there and home from nerves, but it was so much easier than I had expected. I hope your next fill is as easy as mine was.

The one bad thing about mine was, my surgeon is going out of town Friday... so he said to make sure that i can eat by Thursday morning because if he needs to remove Fluid he needs to do it before he goes out of town. That was not very reassuring! He said if I need fluid removed while he is away, I will have to go to the ER. Oh heck No!!! I don't do hospitals!!! Let's hope everything goes smoothly. He put in 3cc's and there were 2 in from surgery. So I have a total of 5 cc's in my 10cc band. He said I probably won't need more than 6 cc's total. Wow!!

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Am I the last of the May bandsters to get a first fill

Yea first fill yesterday. Did not go wonderful but I am so glad it is over. Concern was that I am going on Vacation for a month and the Doc Assistant wanted to be aggressive. (This is what I wanted also) She was not sure how much the doc had put in at surgery if any. She had a new doctor in the room he was in training (training on how to give fills). I was his first so that made me nervous. They put in 3cc in my 10cc band. Then took it all out to see what the total was with what the doc had put in at surgery the total was 6cc so he had put in 3cc’s. Hope you are all still with me' date=' I think I am confused. Lol

Next they put in the full 6cc’s back in and had me drink a wee bit of Water. Not good I could hardly swallow the water and got stuck, that was not comfortable. They took out 1.5 cc’s and had me drink more water it was much better. I do not want to scare new people but it did hurt, not sure if it was the new doc, he did have to stick me a few times before he got it, that did curl my toes. Stayed on liquids until about an hour ago then had some cottage cheese it went down just fine. I am nervous to try the chicken if a few days. I will go back in two weeks to get a another fill if I need it a few days before I go on vacation.

Oh -deep breath- for the next stage.[/quote']

Well I will be 2 months post open tomorrow. I go back to the doc Thursday morning and hoping he gives me another fill. If he does it will be my 2nd fill. I have a total of 4.6 now in my 10 CC band. Y'all take care.

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Just checking in. I love hearing how well everybody is doing.

Everyone's doctors seem to be more aggressive than mine when it comes to fills. I'd be too scared to get 6ccs at one time. Lol. We will see what they do at my next fill on 7/16. I honestly don't want more than 1 or 2ccs put in at a time but I am anxious to see if I have been losing at a good rate

How is everyone doing with exercise?

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Checking in! Had my 2nd fill today of 3 cc and I now have a total of 5.6 cc in my band. My doc is so skilled at accessing the port. Barely felt the numbing medicine and don't feel him putting the bigger needle in at all. I am looking forward to more restriction. He was pleased that I had lost 25 lbs since surgery May 14 and 50 lbs overall since April 2. So far so good- continues to be one of the best decisions I have ever made! Good luck to everyone!

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Checking in! Had my 2nd fill today of 3 cc and I now have a total of 5.6 cc in my band. My doc is so skilled at accessing the port. Barely felt the numbing medicine and don't feel him putting the bigger needle in at all. I am looking forward to more restriction. He was pleased that I had lost 25 lbs since surgery May 14 and 50 lbs overall since April 2. So far so good- continues to be one of the best decisions I have ever made! Good luck to everyone!

Hi mrspopeye........ We are band sisters ( banded on the same day ) and I got my 2nd fill today too! I also have 5.6 cc. It is like we are twin' date=' LOL. I was put on a strict liquid diet until Monday because my doc thought a 2cc fill was a little aggressive. I did not have any restriction after the first fill, so I am hoping for at least a little restriction. We shall see. my next appt is not for 5 weeks.

Good Luck to you. Keep us updated.

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Heyyy my May peeps! Glad to see everyone is doin well! I had my first fill on July 5 don't really feel any restriction so I called to see if I could come in for another one...so i'm going on thurs for my 2nd fill!!

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I got banded may 24th and had my first fill of 4cc on July 10th. I have had restriction throughout my journey. I got my fill and have more restriction now. My fill wasnt great either because I ended up passing out. I think the main thing to remember is to stick to the 1/2 to 1 cup at each meal. I have done that this whole time and have done pretty well.

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Went in for my 2nd fill today. I am down another 16lbs since my first full last month. My doctor is happy with my progress and says I am already in the green zone. Only 1cc in an 8cc band. I will go back in a month and see how I feel then. No complaints. :)

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