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Thursday, January 13, 2011


First, thank you so much for hanging in there with me and posting to express your concerns.  It makes such a difference to have you there commenting along when I'm feeling anxious, not sure what to do.  No one else really understands, can relate, or can give real experience advice and support.  So thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I feel SO MUCH BETTER!  We ended up taking only .2ccs as I had requested.  My doctor came from her home, opened the office, and took care of this for me this morning.  Kristin - like you who had a tiny unfill yesterday - I feel 10x better too!   I am just so amazed at how so little, tiny, itsy bitsy bit of saline - .2 ccs is only two small lines on a syringe - makes me go from a rock in my stomach and having issues with saliva and reflux to being able to eat soup like a normal person.  My stomach is a little sensitive now - as I'm eating it kind of feels like a marble is trying to go through the band every so often as my stomach just churns a little bit.  But I know that will go away and I can just feel that my throat feels less tight.  

I don't know about the rest of you but I feel tightness in my throat more than anywhere else and now that's gone - yipee!!  

Gen - you're so right - what is up with these crazy fills/unfills?  I sure hope this weight stays off - it would be AMAZING if it did!  I'm glad yours stayed off.  I sure was short on the calories since Monday so hopefully that might mean some of this stays off!    Jacquie - I think you're going to be really happy with the .1 taken out!  Keep us updated on how it makes you feel!

I'm going to stay on liquids again today and try mushies through the next few days just to be safe.  I am feeling a bit of hunger right now and I had absolutely NO hunger since the fill.  I'm hoping this is the sweet spot - the right place for me!!!!

**Edited a few hours later to add:
I ate some soup but felt like I wanted something else. I felt hunger and b/c I've eaten so little over the past few days.  I was able to eat regular food and it didn't even phase me.....I'm really worried now that my unfill has put me back where I was with NO restriction again....oy vey...how can this be!??!  I'm going to be patient and hope that some restriction comes back.


  1. WHEW! What a load off. So glad your dr. understood and listened to you. Sounds like did the right thing and will have instant relief. Keep us posted!

  2. Glad you are doing better. I will let you know how I do over the next few days. Its going to be tough though. I had a protein drink today and about 1/4 bottle of water. Not good!

  3. I feel hungry sometimes. I don't think that is the best way to determine restriction.

  4. Give it some time. Remember, you felt no restriction and then you were too full! You are probably hungry from not eating for a while. I really hope this is good for you! The instant relief is the best.

  5. I'm glad you got some relief and I absolutely would not worry about being hungry-- you should be, you haven't eaten in days!


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