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I would be scared to death to try a hotdog especially on a family outing for the first time...I am just over 9 weeks out and just now finally went out in public to eat for the first time and of course my first glance around the room before that first bite was to make sure the restroom was close just incase something got stuck and I had to run, thank goodness it went well...But most of my major issues have been with bread or flour tortillas...I really think that you would be rushing it a little to try it now...I have tried a couple of the fat free hot dogs cut up in little triangles with some chili and cheese over it and it was very good...But as others have told you, contact your surgeon or your nurse and ask them what they think before attempting it and possibly ending up with a terrible night out

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Sigh, I wish I would have seen this thread last night. For the first time since getting my band, I had a hotdog, no bun. I ate about 3 bites, extremely well chewed, before I had that golfball feeling. Let me tell you, I have never been more miserable than I was last night. I had major pain and pb'ing with projectile vomiting for 3 hours! Will I ever eat a hotdog again? NO!!! Nor would I recommend eating one to any of my fellow bandsters.

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THREE HOURS!!!!!!! I cannot imagine pbing for 3 hours, I almost die after 15 or 20 minutes.. THREE HOURS WOW

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My thoughts exactly Carol. Normally 15 minutes or so and I am done. But, oh no, not this time. I was like the energizer bunny, I just kept pb'ing and pb'ing and pb'ing.

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I've eaten a bite of a hot dog without the bread and had to chew and chew. I did have a chili dog at home. Bread has not bothered me yet. But, I did put the bun in the food processor to break it up, layered it with a food processored hot dog and then topped with turkey chili. YUM!! No problems eating a whole hot dog that way. Despite everyone's advice, ask your doctor or try eating some at home before going out. The skin on the hot dog can be tough to make sure you chew thoroughly.

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I don't really see what the big deal is with all this. Post op I was able to eat anything I wanted. I just got my first fill yesterday and only feel a little bit more restriction. Which I hear is common among first time fillers. But i have obviously not had the bad effects others have had with vomiting and PB'ing. But there are more people who function normally, than people who have complications. Why is everyone so scared of their bands?

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I don't think we're scared of our band Shauna. We just want to avoid pain & possible swelling or maybe even problems with our bands down the road. It think it's very healthy to want to make sure we're not hurting out bands. We paid money for these bands & I am going to take care of it!! :wacko:

I am certainly not scared at all. I think you need a little more fill in your band & then maybe you'll understand a little bit more of what everyone is saying. There comes a point when eating the wrong food hurts badly. Hot dogs can be just that for some of us. Maybe that's not how it works for you. Everyone is different!!!

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I don't think everyone is scared. I consider myself to "function normally" and am not having complications, as you said. However,as your restriction goes up, you go through a learning process of what you can and cannot eat. It is literally a learning curve after each fill. After my first fill, I was able to eat hotdogs. After my second, I was no longer able to. Therefore, we tend to be a bit cautious after our fills to determine if something we were able to eat before is now going to cause us to pb. That does not mean we are making a big deal of it or are scared of it. It just means we are smart, know that possibility is there and that vomiting can lead to complications and if we can avoid it, we will. We are simply taking care of our band by being aware of what we can eat and what may cause us problems.

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