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Still not feeling the restriction I hoped to have. Have had my first fill 1.5 weeks ago. I have a 10ml band and have 7mls. So a combination of disappointment, PMT and being busy at work has ended up being a bad week food wise

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It happens. We all have bad weeks. Tomorrow is another day!

Sounds like you aren't in the green zone yet. You'll know it! In the meanwhile, make good choices

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It happens. We all have bad weeks. Tomorrow is another day!
Sounds like you aren't in the green zone yet. You'll know it! In the meanwhile, make good choices

Thank you. Hope I can get an appointment for another fill soon. How many mls untill the band is working properly?



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Sometimes the band is only expected to take the edge off of eating/drinking/ cycle. I often wish it could do more.

That means that you are also going to have to eat like a bandster.
You know. The Protein first. Chewing a lot. No Fluid for x minutes after... your dr usually tells you. Drink a lot of Water. And exercise!
(The band I have is an ancient 4 ... filled currently w/ 1.5
Maintaining about 95 lb weight loss )
Sorry, I wish I had better news about Lap band living, but I think it just trained me after all these years.
It is hard work almost every day.... but I won't go back.
Good luck. Please keep posting.
(Banded 12/06)


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On 3/25/2017 at 5:58 AM, rachtimm said:


Thank you. Hope I can get an appointment for another fill soon. How many mls untill the band is working properly?


It totally varies. I just had a bit taken out. I know I didn't feel anything until about four months out from surgery. The surgeon said I would - and I did. Be patient....

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I agree with the others - it does take time and it can be frustrating. I didn't feel restriction until my last fill - I have a 10cc band and I now have 4cc in my band. It's taking me a long time to finish a meal and I have to take tiny bites. I feel like I'm now in the "green zone" that others talk about. But you do have to work with the band - eating your Protein, small bites, chewing slowly. Hoping you feel that restriction soon!

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