So, as mentioned before, I had an appointment today with the wonderful Dr. Katz. I am always happy to see him because he always gives me a pep talk and clears up any questions I have. First he asked me what I can eat. I laughed, and he said he knew that was a loaded questions. I had to fess up. In a moment of delirium I ate a number 1 from McDonald's. I was ABLE to eat a number 1! For those of you who are not up on the McD's value meals... number 1 is a Big Mac meal. Now to be fair, I struggled to get the burger down... the bread gave me trouble but I still struggled through it. I also ate the entire thing of fries and to be entirely honest... also a giant cup of pink lemonade. Dr. Katz laughed and told me not to tell him that. Then he went to go on to say when he is working at his other office there is a McDonald's on the corner and he has been known to order the number 1.
He gave me a 1.5 fill and I drank some water. He was telling me how weird restriction really is. When he filled me under flouroscopy a few months ago he filled to the point of what looked like ideal restriction. We both watched the barium go down and it got to the band, pooled up, and then went down slowly. Two fills later and I am still looking for that magical spot. I am on liquids today and when I had my protein drink it seemed to be moving slower... hopefully that sticks. I did ask if I could come in sooner then my regular monthly appointment if I was not having restriction. He said I could make my next appointment for 3 weeks but no earlier. He said he has seen too many folks get filled too soon and end up way over restricted.
So on another band related note... I have this weird thing that happens with my band. When I lean up against the kitchen sink to do dishes and I lightly press on the edge it pushes on my tubing. It makes this crazy feeling of bubbles traveling upward. It is so strange. I asked to Dr. about this... he said no big deal, the tubing is just close the to surface there. Does anyone else have this? I tried to explain the feeling to my husband but it is lost in translation.