2nd fill: 1.5 cc added for a total of 5.5 cc
I had my second fill and I can really tell a difference! At my first fill I had 4 cc put in because when the doctor tried to put 5 in nothing would pass through the band. Well, when I showed up for my second fill 6 weeks later asking for more because I was not only not losing weight but also gaining a little he was hesitant to add more. Lucky for me I have a great doctor that listens and also does fluoroscope with barium if needed. He got the needle in me (see above picture) and took out the previous fill (btw 1 cc was missing) he then added 4.5 cc and stood me up for the barium. I swallowed the barium and it slid right on through, he then added another .5cc and it slide through as well, he then added another .5cc for a total of 5.5cc and it stopped in the pouch and did the peculate thing. He had me swallow a couple of times more just to make sure and I was good to go. He warned me that I would feel a huge difference in restriction and to take it slow.
Boy was he right! I am eating about a cup of food and if I don't cut it up into small bites and chew the crap out of it I get hung up. I have already noticed that I am not going to be able to get away with certain foods like I was before. I had a piece of toast last night and had major issues with it. I am also realizing that I still have yet to learn how to eat slowly. Why can I not put my fork down between bites and wait? I guess that is my new goal. The great news is that I have already lost 2 pounds since my fill (I couldn't help myself and weighed myself this morning instead of my scheduled one on Friday). That means that I have lost 40 lbs and my BMI is officially under 50!!!!!!!!!! Now to just lose 8 more pounds and get below 300lbs.