Well, I've made it to one month post op. The time has gone so fast and I can't believe that only a month ago I was in recovery, in pain, feeling hot and wanting to rip my clothes off in the post anaesthetic haze. Thankfully, the nurses wouldnâ€™t let me!!!!
Now Iâ€™m feeling good. Had my 4 week appointment on Thursday and my surgeon was so impressed with my recovery that he gave me 5ml fill. I had been feeling a bit down because I wasnâ€™t loosing any weight and was battling to not regain it. Dr Treacy was wonderful. He said that the stage Iâ€™m at is the most frustrating because I donâ€™t have much restriction yet. And that it is normal to not be loosing weight at the moment. He said it normally takes between 7 and 9mls to hit the green zone and doesnâ€™t like to muck around, so fills you up pretty quick so that you can keep loosing weight again. Yay!!! He totally understood where I was at.
Since the fill, I have felt more restriction and definitely need to chew chew chew everything otherwise it gets stuck. If it gets stuck, I can normally wash the stuck bit away, but in the meantime it really hurts. So as long as I chew properly I am ok.
I have focused today on eating really healthy and have done well except when I got home from work I had a handful of jelly snakes. The upside is that I have been thirsty since but as soon as I drink I am full again, so havenâ€™t eaten any dinner. My plan for tomorrow is to eat healthy ALL day.
My two kids have noticed that I have lost weight and a few people I know who donâ€™t know about the band have said that Iâ€™m looking really well at the moment. I havenâ€™t told many people, unless I know they will be supportive.
So far, so good. Looking forward to the scales moving downwards again.
I have a wedding to go to in mid November and am really hoping that I can get to 125kg by then. I donâ€™t know if it is achievable or not, so Iâ€™ll see how I go. As long as my weight has moved downwards Iâ€™ll be happy.
Thanks once again for everyoneâ€™s support on the forum. The forum really helps.