Signs of slippage came about 3 weeks later after the gastro, not sure why
Couldn't keep food or water down during the day. Constantly wanted to throw up.
At night I could eat but I would wake up about 1-2am in the morning vomiting (sometime didn't wake up and hubby had to wake me)
The contents looked like tar. By the time I saw the surgeon I had lost my voice from all the vomiting.
Severe dehydration is a pretty good sign too.
I can tell you it's not weird. When I was originally banded back in 2006 I ate all sorts of savory foods and didn't really care much for chocolate and ice-cream and then once the band was in all I craved was chocolate and ice-cream.
When I had the slip and the band was removed for 5 weeks I craved all those savory foods again.
Band is back in and the savory cravings are gone again. Love to know if there has been any research done on this.
I believe that is the case, if the band fits around the stomach without fluid during surgery then there will be no fluid added, but if the band is loose they will add fluid until it fits snuggly. I was advised that I was going to have fluid in during the op due to having a new band put in but I don't know how much yet, will find out when I go in for my first post op appointment next wed.
Also, it's funny how these days a small band is considered 7ml. My previous band was definitely a small band, it was 4ml, they don't use that one anymore.
I used to say I would be happy being a size 16. How wrong am I. I am still 116kg but have about 15kg of excess skin and so lots of squishiness (especially in the boob area - padded bra anyone?)
At my heaviest (190kg) I was in 28+ (because at that time the biggest size I could get was a 28 (I am sure I was bigger than that but I always chose clothes made out of the stretchy fabric) at one stage my hips were the same as my height 168cm.
I can fit anywhere from a size 14 to a size 18 depending upon the style and the store I bought it from. I'm a 14 at stores like Autograph, can fit a 16 from places like Target and BigW and am an 18 in places like JacquiE. If I go to City Chic I am an XS. If I go to Crossroads I am 16-18. THe clothing at My Size can often be too big which is strange (maybe their sizing is very generous)
It's funny when I have told people my weight and they ask me what size is the dress I am wearing and I show them and they go how can it be, I weigh less than you but you are wearing a smaller clothing size from the same store. A couple of reason - I have squishy skin so I weigh more because of the skin but if I didn't have that skin I'd really be nearer to 100kg and not 116kg so I more likely to wear the same sizing as someone around the 100kg mark and sometimes it is because I am taller. One of my online friends commented to be me that they were wearing a size 18 autograph top that I also had the same top and mine was a 14 and she went but I weigh 98kg and you weigh 124kg (which I did at the time she mentioned this). What I had to point out to her was I am 5ft6 nearly 5ft7 and she was only 4ft10 of course there is going to be disparity.
Anyways, suffice it to say, I can wear 16s now in some stores so my goal size is 12-14 from a store like Portmans, Country Road, Cue etc and that may even mean that I can wear loose style size 10s.
SO after gaining 8kg between surgeries, I am happy to report I have already lost 7kg since the band has been put back in.
Even better, I don't seem to look bloated anymore (for some reason after surgery I looked bloated all the time - no idea why)
Funny enough I am following the same post op method that I did 4.5yrs ago (wk1-broth, wk2-soups/shakes, tomorrow I move onto mushies) instead of the wk1-broth 2 days/rest of wk soups/shakes wk2-mushies that Watson has his patients doing. Maybe it's because I am so scared of another slip or the fact that I am hardly hungry?
I have 37kg to go until goal weight by the time I get to goal weight I will have lost 110kg arrggghhh