I am the proud owner of 6.5cc of saline. I do not even want to calculate what the unit price of each cc is because it would not be good. But as my dear and sexy husband keeps reminding me there is no price on me being happy and healthy. (I wonder which of us pinches pennies harder) I went with my sister in law on my 5 hour trek to see my fill doctor. Once again it was a great experience. My SIL was going for her first fill in 18 months (pregnancy) and I was in much need of that reminder that the band gives when it slaps you in the face for not eating right. We ended up a little late because of traffic but when we got there we were met with smiles and exclamtions about my loss so far.
Once I was weighed and measured (btw first time at the doctor getting to tell them not to start at the 300's) I was sent back to the fluoro room. Oh, I had maintained my weight from my last weigh in and saturday. Anyways, I get back there and we do our thing and I am just happy when they tell me that everything looks great. I don't know if you guys remember but a few months ago I thought I might have flipped my port during a workout. That was not the case and we did some barium swallows to make sure that I got a good fill and that I would not be too tight later.
My SIL was next and she is a testament as to why Fluoro is a good thing even when it costs a bit more and in my case a lot more hours of travel. Like I said before she has lost 100lbs and also had her first child (thanks to the band) six months ago. Once they looked at her under the machine the doctor noticed that her port is now tilted and he would need to go in differently than normal. He said that it is not uncommon for people that have lost a lot of weight or had a child to end up with a tilted port but that without fluoro most doctors would have just put the needle in and it might have punctured the band. I am glad that everything was good and she got a great fill.
I am hoping that with this fill I will get to my next mini goal (275) by the end of may or early june but you never know how the weight will come off. All I can do is hope on my elliptical and eat right to do everything I can to meet that goal and if I still fall short I will know that I tried my hardest and that is all that counts. I am feeling pretty good so far with the fill and am back to having to chew, small bites and look at bread and know that the pain it will cause me is not worth the taste. (sad that I still need that reminder) I am back to the 60lbs loss (already down the three I gained at TOM) and hoping to make 70 lbs in a few weeks. Like I said time to start stepping.