Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fill and Too Tight and then Not Too Tight... well maybe


Today I visited Dr. Katz. As always, a pleasure to see him. I only lost 3 lbs this month... he told me I am doing great but need to get some more off. He asked me how I was eating. I told him last night I ate 8 ounces of chicken and some asparagus... which I did. By the way, the chicken was enchilada stuffed chicken from Trader Joe's and it was AMAZING! It is 150 calories per 5 ounces and tastes like a dream. Anyway... back to my original story. So Dr. Katz thinks my ability to eat that much is crazy and decides to give me a fill. He doesn't tell me how much until I sit up and take a drink. He gave me 1.5 cc!! Dear God! Right away the water started coming back up... yikes. I lay back down he sticks me again and takes out .25 cc... not enough still pbing on water. Back in with the needle and out with another .5 cc. Better... the water is sssslllloooowww going down but it is going down.


He tells me to sit for a while and decide if I am okay. I decide I am. On the way home (about an hour drive) I decide to drink a vitamin water. Okay... tiny sip... then is very slowly goes down. Another sip... slowly down. I decided to try my protein shake just to see if I would have trouble (yeah I know, he tells me clear liquids but I can't handle it). It took me about 1/2 hour to drink my protein shake. So, I know I might be swollen... but I think I might be too tight... maybe not. I don't want to wake up not able to swallow my spit. After experiencing that right after the first 1.5 cc fill it scared the pants off me.


I hope I am going to find this to be my wonderful terrific sweet spot. I hope I can get into the 180's soon and shake the 190's. I guess we will soon see. My biggest fear is that usually at about 1 week after the fill I get even tighter. If that happens I will be in big trouble!


In other news, all my shoes are getting too big. I was wearing 8.5 wides or 9 medium and now the 9s are WAY too big and the 8.5 wides are way too wide. I need new shoes. Of course I do have some shoes from my skinnier days, but they aren't things I love. I guess this is a good problem to have though!


I also wanted to mention that I have seen all of your bloggers (or lots of you) struggling and wanted to give you a supportive pat on the back. You will all get over this (including me and my 3 lbs loss this month) and we will achieve our goals. We just have to keep at it!

10 comments:

Gilly said...

WHAT?? Our SHOES can get too big?? I have to put off buying new SHOES now?? Aw, crap.

Amy W. said...

How I have missed you! I have missed you so! And yes...my shoes are the exact same way. It is just crazy! Dont you wish that we would have measured our feet before?

DawnB said...

I hope this is the perfect fill for you! My shoes have "grown" a bit too - it 's great :)

SuperMegaAnna said...

Gilly... sadly your shoes will get too big... I don't remember a time when I realized I needed to go up a size but it must have happened.

I do wish I would have measured. I would have love to have seen the change.

Kristen said...

WHATTTT you guys didn't measure your feet pre-op?? LOL for some reason I did...mine haven't changed at all width or length wise, but I think they have height wise if that makes sense...you know like the puffy factor, they don't get so puffy anymore. YAY! So exciting when you find new places shrinking!

carla said...

I hope this fill is it for you..give it a couple of days and you will know if you are too tight..I have been really tight since my last fill but still able to eat solids and drink water albeit slowly but then yesterday it seemed like my band disappeared and I ate so much...so weird

TJ said...

Someone told me it takes about 50 pounds to drop a half a size in your feet (and that people only normally drop 1 half size). I am not sure if that is true for most, but at 50 pouns I did drop a half a size. Now my feet haven't grown since highschool and yes it was around the time I was gaining weight, but I still find it strange that it was one of the first places I gained and the first places that lost.

I hope this fill ends up being great. Maybe if you lose a couple pounds this week by the time it tightens up you will be perfect again.

Linda said...

OK - so glad I'm not the only one with too big shoes. It makes me feel like the ultimate heffer that even my feet got fat. I blamed it on pregnancy.
I hope the fill is a keeper.

Gen said...

I have to say, that restriction sounds pretty good to me right now! I hope it works for you!

Barbara said...

Hoping that you are in the perfect zone now.. it is a delicate balance.. You asked me about back door coaxing.. so here it goes.. Dulcolax makes a suppository to get things moving.some people use enemas.. have never been a fan of that.. but when you take those strong pain killers(and I am talking morphine and dilaudid) you will get constipated pretty darn quick