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!!!