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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Unfill and instant relief!

Turns out all the "stuck" episodes I have had over the last few days is not from not taking small enough bites and not chewing well enough. I woke this morning around 3 because the battery in the smoke alarm was dying and the alarm kept saying "low battery". Yes it talks, it's creepy. So i got up to change that and took some water and I got stuck again!! This was the 4th time I had gotten stuck on fluids in the last 3 days. It was so bad I couldn't get back to sleep. So I called in sick to work because I had a nasty headache on top of being exhausted. I tried a protein shake this morning and got 1/4 cup down and the lump in my chest would not clear. It is a horrible feeling.

I called the doctor's today and told them what was going on and that I thought I needed some fluid removed and they got me in immediately. She took out .3 cc's. So I now have 6.45 cc's in my 10 cc band. INSTANT RELIEF!!! I drank some water and it didn't feel like I swallowed a rock. So the doctor and I are thinking that somewhere between last weeks fill of .5 cc's and today's unfill of .3 cc's is my happy place. It would be nice to find that "green zone".

Also asked about a bulge just below my sternum that has become more noticeable since I've lost so much weight, I thought it was my band but turns out I have a hernia. It's been there for a while, since before I had band surgery. I think it's from after my hysterectomy surgery which was in 2011. The surgeon that did my band is going to be fixing that so I will be scheduling that in the very near future. The sooner the better since I am losing my job in 3 months. Might as well get everything fixed up while I still have good insurance.

I am still pretty exhausted. I slept a little this morning but I am going to take it easy the rest of the day. I've had a few dizzy spells over the last couple of days and I don't want to push it. So I will resume working out tomorrow. I am on full liquids for the next couple of days.

I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!

14 comments:

  1. Thank goodness the unfill helped so quickly; it sounds very uncomfortable! Hope you get your energy back quickly.

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    1. Thanks! I think tomorrow will be a better day after a good nights sleep :) I'm so tired...

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  2. Interesting blog. One of my sisters got lap band surgery six years ago. I didn't have a clue what all is involved. I think I have a hernia. I'm going to get a 2nd opinion.

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    1. Definatly get it checked. Thanks for reading!

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  3. Glad to see your doing better. I have not had a stuck episode (knock on wood) but I am scared I will one day. You are doing so great :)

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  4. I am so glad that you are getting close to that green zone! It is an awesome feeling when you finally find it!

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    1. Thanks Me too! I am excited to get there :)

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  5. I'm getting to the point where I can feel the difference with the addition or subtraction of .2 of fluid. Does your lap band surgeon not do hernia repairs? Mine said 80% of lap band patients have them, so they repair them automatically when they do the band.

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    1. HI Kay! Yes my lapband surgeon is going to repair it but I guess he didnt find it when I was under when he did the band. He is going to fix this tho. It is amazing the difference the small amount of fluid makes!

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  6. Relief! So glad you aren't having trouble anymore and that they got you in so quickly. For me, the green zone wasn't a big elusive place I knew when I had found it. It was just the realization that I am not hungry for 3-4 hours (even though sometimes I want to eat anyway). I was a sad when I realized I still had to choose not to eat...but I'm over it now! Feels good.

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    1. I kind of dont think I was paying close enough attention. But when I was overfilled it was so clear! I am listening even closer now. It's been a challenge! Good and bad! But we will get there!

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