I am getting kind of excited with the potential thought of feeling fuller again with my upcoming fill on August 20th. I went grocery shopping the other day and skipped over quite a few options that even banded I would have bought. But carefully made choices — just enough — to get my by till next Tuesday. Basically the only items I purchased were plain yogurt and Hidden Valley ranch mixes to add to the plain yogurt to make a “sauce” with the milk I already had in my fridge.
My friend Mary brought over a lot of cucumbers from her garden on Sunday and tonight I cut them up in thin slices. They are now nicely bathing in the milk, ranch, yogurt mixture. I still have onions to add but that’s it for me. Until Tuesday 2:30PM …. that is all I am going to consume as I do not want the chance of gaining any other type of unwanted weight — including anything salty. I learned my lesson the hard way the other week with that nightmare choice.
For those of you who are not aware of how the band works on my stomach, I found an image and posted it above. Right now, I do not have enough saline solution in my band (the white ring) to keep me feeling full. I get hungry quite often and by adding more saline to my band, it will tighten up and allow less food through the very small opening of my stomach.
Between my surgery date of June 27, 2012 and my last fill on September 27, 2012, I got four total fills. And back in September I have had 8.5 cc’s of saline in my lap band. It was fine for a while but I really waited wayyyyy toooooo long to get another fill.
And on Tuesday, I will be going to Mitchell to see the surgeon who performed my surgery for him to put more saline into my lap band. He told me he put a large band in me and it can hold up to 15 cc’s total. The most he told me back in September was 12 in a person.
I also have not lost a whole bunch of weight either. But I have lost a ton of inches and clothing sizes. And I have accomplished many many non-scale victories as well.
I am now back at work for the next stretch of four 11 hour days. I pray it’ll be very uneventful and there will be no wonky ERs or admits or anything on the wonky whackadoodle side of injuries and heartache.
Easy peasy would be fine by me.
I did not get a walk in tonight as it rained off and on all day and by the time I got off from work … I had to cut up all those cucumbers ….