Thursday, September 30, 2010

As Luck Would Have It

The appointment I thought I cancelled in fact was still on the books.  So I am going today to get my second fill since surgery.  Yes, finally at almost 6 months post op, I am getting a second fill.   I wonder will there still be 3cc still there from my fill in May?  Will it have evaporated?  Is that why I quit losing weight and *gasp* started gaining back?  Will a fill today get me back on the road to weightloss?  How am I going to feel afterwards?  Have I screwed up my band, stretched my pouch?  Am I going to get a lecture for not following up? If so, I'll lecture back about needing to line his pocket with my $250 program fee (that only covers the pre-op stuff I've already done).

I  will admit, I'm kind of scared.  It's been so long since I've had any real restriction or survived on a cup of food or less at meals.  It's been ages since I've gone 4 hours without eating and not be hungry.  If I go 4 hours without food, I'm stomach growling hungry. 

Maybe I am having second thoughts about being banded . It's going to  get real expensive if I have to fork over these unnecessary program fees every time we move and I'm forced to find a new bari doc.  Around here those fees ranged from $250-$400.  And we all know those aren't covered by insurance and are on top of our co-pays.

Anyhow, here's a little graph on my weight loss adventure since being banded:

My Weight Chart:
Weight Chart

It's still a long way down to goal!!

Speaking of appointments, I just scheduled a dentist appt. for Munchkin.  She has a tooth coming in on the top right side where her molars are.  The problem is she hasn't lost the baby teeth there so it has formed a huge lump on the side of her mouth there, since there is no room for it.  She goes in Tuesday at 11:00.  Honestly, I'm a little scared for her as it might mean they pull two....and I'm sure it means we're getting really close to the whole braces talk.  YIKES!


  1. Good luck with your fill. Dr. Freidman is a very nice guy and so are his nurses. I guess they all have their protocol to follow with new patients. That is what sucks about having to move all of the time. The only thing I dislike about the fills is the stinging of the novacaine. I go in in two weeks for my 3rd fill. I am losing 1- 1 1/2lbs a week. It is very slow for me.

  2. I was okay with only losing a pound a week. Heck, I even dealt with just maintaining and not gaining. But I'm gaining now and that's not cool.
    And girl, you've done amazingly!!!

  3. Having only 1 fill, it's amazing you have lost anything.... fills can be expensive but they are necessary for the band to work properly. I am self-pay, so believe me, I feel the pain every time I get a fill.