Stretching pouch


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Does anyone know how long it takes to stretch your pouch? I had my surgery 4/28/17 and got my first fill 5/25/17. I've not had any problems with any kind of food. I almost feel like I'm "normal" (before Band) but I'm getting a little worried that I could possibly stretch it out. I know I will need another fill, which I have another appointment the beginning of July. I just need to know how long it could take to stretch it.

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I know what you mean. Your pouch doesn't hold much in the beginning so you will feel like you can eat the same amount. I had my procedure on 4/18/17 and I'm still working on getting the right fill. I have had two fills and still feel like the amount of food has not decreased. It will happen but it takes time. Be careful when eating and chew, chew, chew. I had to have Fluid removed yesterday because food got stuck two days ago and it streched above my band. Super excited for you. Stay positive, it will work eventually. I'm here if you need to chat about the band, we can do this together.

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I am having a similar experience. Was banded 6/6/17. I did my first week on liquids then by halfway through the second week was able to tolerate mashed potatoes and some soft Proteins. I have been eating pretty "normally" since and now at 3 weeks I feel like I didn't even have the band. I am trying to make good choices and chew thoroughly but my appetite is full strength. I am concerned I may have already stretched my stoma.

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26 minutes ago, Louie'sMom said:

You might need a fill. Have you talked with your doctor about this yet?

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Yes, they wont do it til mid July

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