Tuesday, February 22, 2011

First Fill News

I had my first fill yesterday.  I made my appointment a few weeks ago and I have to say it was so easy.  The whole FillCentersUSA thing seemed a little scary to me.  I wish I could go back and forth to the OCC to have my aftercare, but I knew that wasn't a reality when I got into this.

Casey went with me - I made him drive (like always!)  Google said it was 2 hours and 4 munites to St. Pete, but when we got in the car at 8:30 my GPS said we would be there at 10 something.  It really is a nice drive too...you have to drive over this reeeeeaaaalllllyyyy long land bridge thingy and you're surrounded by water.  I pretended my car was a ship and I was on a very short cruise..LOL!!

So we go there early and I did paperwork and then they weighed me (drumroll please)  I am down to 322!!  HOLY SCHNEIKES BATMAN!!  That's a total loss of 47 pounds - 12 since surgery.  This is very good news.  They use the same scale Dr. Miranda used before my surgery - the one that prints out the little ticket with all your stats.  I looked and thought it said my body fat was 176% and I CRACKED UP!!  Only me...

The lady that does the fills is a board certified LPN or something of the sort.  She was very nice - and she does fills under fluoro, which is why I chose her instead of the one closer to me.

I laid on the table - she found my port, put the needle in and had me sit up.  I have to say - it felt a little wierd.  I guess the reality of a foreign object in my body finally hit me when I could feel the port as she accessed it.  I felt her prime my band by putting fluid in and then taking it out.  Then she had me sip water and she filled.  I ended up with 4.4cc's.  Which is a little more than I figured I would get.

The whole thing took about 15 minutes. 

I feel a little yucky today.  I think it may be from being back on liquids.  Have I mentioned I hate soup??
I went to the gym tonight, but when I got on the treadmill to warm up I just felt crappy.  My trainer said she didn't want to work out if she had to go easy on me, so we cancelled tonight.  I was kind of glad...I'm super tired.

I hope everyone out there in Band Land is doing well...every day gets us closer to our goals, you know!  Nighty Night Beautiful Girls!!!


  1. Wow that's a whopping first fill lucky girl!

  2. So glad it went well! I'm sending good restriction vibes your way.

  3. I hope it works great for you. I don't feel great after my fills either. I think it is adjusting to the different calorie intake. I hope you start feeling great!