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kazza



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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   04/08/11, 12:54 pm

Thanku so far so good,i only had sustagen yestie,and had a bit of discomfort last nite didnt know what it was,it was like heart burn but wasnt,i dont see the doctor 4 anotha 8 weeks,ill be staring on solids on sat a tad scared must remember the chewing,time 2 experiment on what i can and cant eat lol,though im not even going 2 attempt bread or pasta,
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   04/08/11, 07:39 am

yes all different it seems. I had an empty band and only got a mil on my first fill six weeks later...then a mil every six weeks after that if i needed it. Did i what! LOL Now i have 7ml in a 7ml band.



Good luck with the fill!
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   03/08/11, 11:16 pm

kazza wrote:
Is it normal for ur first fill to get 4mls in ,not that im complaing.

Kazza,
My surgeon put 4 ml in my band on the day of the surgery in May 2010!

I hit the ground running! I have a 7 ml MIDband...I have been up to as much as 5.5ml...now I have 4.25ml...and I am going to get 0.25 ml in next week.

Everyone is different, and different doctors have different ways of doing things.
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   03/08/11, 09:36 am

Hehe i dont mind the lctures i actually look 4ward 2 them lol,yes 1st fill 2day,im doing sustagen all day 2day,found ive been getting a bit bloated with drinking water this arvo,i was going 2 do sustagen 4 the next 3 days just 2 be safe,and its a 10ml band i was told 2day
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   03/08/11, 09:26 am

it all depends on the size of the band you have inserted, I have a small 8ml band so I only had 1ml put in first up.



It sounds like you have a larger size. dont panic its not about the size of your innards or anything it just depends which size and style of band your doc favours using.



Now for the lecture....take it easy the next few days...stick to liquids today and move on to slippery foods for the next few days, watch your portion sizes carefully and make sure you chew chew chew.



Dont be dissapointed if you dont get much restriction out of this first fill, it can take a couple before it kicks in
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   03/08/11, 09:22 am

Hi Kazza,

I wouldn't say that it's normal as such, every surgeon has their own way of doing things. Many start the fills process very slowly. Having said that mine puts 6mls in on your first fill.

Did you have your first fill today ?? (Woo Hoo !)

Cheers
Tara
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   03/08/11, 06:51 am

Is it normal for ur first fill to get 4mls in ,not that im complaing.
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   02/08/11, 02:05 pm

lucky duck!
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   02/08/11, 01:47 pm

whoo hoo i have restriction again ! after 8 months between fills i had forgotten what it was like ...
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   02/07/11, 08:56 am

Every meal and every snack is protein so I never feel hungry plus my little friend helps me along. I learnt the protein thingy when I did that protein diet from TV before I was banded found my love for protein then
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   02/07/11, 05:50 am

Sharon asked about foods that stave off hunger. High protein foods will help. If you can eat bacon and eggs at breakfast then give it a go. You shouldn't feel hungry til lunch. A poached egg or dry fried with a couple of rashers of short cut bacon works wonder for hunger during the morning.
I also find that a small tub of yoghurt (greek style) is good for hunger as well. It makes a good mid arvo snack. Smoked salmon and tomato on crackers is another good protein fix and wil help with hunger as well.
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   02/07/11, 03:58 am

So how many times has he done that to see if there is a leak? Does he suspect there is a leak? Next time I would just ask him to top up and not take it out. Sometimes you can get pretty close to full capacity before you hit the sweet spot. My band holds 4mls and I have 3.6mls in it. When I have 3.4mls in it the difference is incredible. One drop can make such a difference.

Hang in there!
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   02/07/11, 03:26 am

Hey Everyone

My Surgeon always takes all the fluid out each time to check to see if there is a leak. Always good restriction for first couple of days then it wears off completely. Had a fill 2 weeks ago, and now I am so hungry, put on a kilo its not funny. Back to see him this week for another fill. I have a 10ml band and 8.5 fill. What happens if you get to 10ml and stil dont have that restrition (bit worried)

When will it end.

Westy
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   02/07/11, 02:45 am

Fills are fickle things. You think you are at your sweet spot and then it wears off. Having been banded over 4 years you do get to a point where it doesn't wear off. If your doctor removes fill to check the amount in the band and then refills, then the band pleats differently. Then what used to be your sweet spot could be an over fill or an underfill. So if it is working leave it alone. If you need more fill get it. A tiny amount can make such a huge difference. If you are too tight it can cause all sorts of problems down the track.
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   02/07/11, 01:43 am

Just reading Tara's post on the 26th June, I am the same, had a unfill 7 weeks ago and cannot stop eating- now cannot get that 'full' feeling and also have put on weight, bloody hell....never been this bad, going for a fill monday........

Cath
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   02/07/11, 12:48 am

I wonder if a sweet spot exists too. Just after a fill I feel great restriction but it doesn't last. I wish I didn't get hungry all through the morning like I do. Its such a battle.

Any thoughts of kinds of foods that stave off the hunger??
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   29/06/11, 09:31 am

Hey Tania - dont know about this sweet spot (does it exist). Had a fill 2 weeks ago, only feel a little bit more tightness, but want to eat a horse. FICKLE FICKLE!!!!!!!!!!. Back to Surgeon next week for another fill.

Try try and try again.

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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   27/06/11, 10:10 am

lol, like test driving a fast car... only slower. Something I would really like to know is if you do find a sweet spot how long does it last?
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   27/06/11, 04:36 am

Thanks Tanya and Sue,

Back now from the fill, he threw in another .25ml so hopefully it will be "just right" again.
I'll give mushies a go for a couple of days and hen we'll test drive this baby !!

HOPEFULLY the hunger has gone tho.

Tara
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   26/06/11, 01:51 pm

Fingers crossed for tomorrow Tara, let us know :)
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   26/06/11, 12:24 pm

tumultuous-tara wrote:
Hi all,

Thank goodness I can get in for another top up/refill tomorrow.
Since the last unfill ALL I want to do is eat so I am hoping and wishing that this top up takes me back to my sweet spot where I wasn't constantly foraging for food.

And the shame and horror of it - I have gained a kilo or so. UGH !!
There's not nearly as much joy when moving one's ticker up not down.
In fact I'd better go do that now. Mumble grumble.

Bring on tomorrow !!

Thanks for listening,
Tara

Hi Tara,

You look like you have your head crewed on. i checked your profile, you are doing really well.

regards sue
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   26/06/11, 12:16 pm

Hi all,

Thank goodness I can get in for another top up/refill tomorrow.
Since the last unfill ALL I want to do is eat so I am hoping and wishing that this top up takes me back to my sweet spot where I wasn't constantly foraging for food.

And the shame and horror of it - I have gained a kilo or so. UGH !!
There's not nearly as much joy when moving one's ticker up not down.
In fact I'd better go do that now. Mumble grumble.

Bring on tomorrow !!

Thanks for listening,
Tara
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   23/06/11, 01:56 am

Hey its natural for us to look for warmer foods in winter !
i am struggling to keep my self in control as i am freezing and i feel so much better with something hot and yummy to eat
Trouble is i want more Sunday was the day from hell !
I need to share my shame ... bacon and eggs for breaky and then home made chicken noodle soup for lunch
creamy chicken and mushroom fettucini for tea , snacks small bag of chips and a WHOLE BAG OF PINE APPLE CHUCKS!
(OH THE SHAME ) i was knitting and watching a movie i thought a few won't hurt before i knew it i had devoured the whole ruddy bag Holy moly! ... Got on the scales on Tuesday and nearly fall of with shame and shock 2 whole kilo's !
But happy to say as of this morning 1.5 of that is gone maybe it was fluid as well .. i have no restriction and am flying by the skin of my teeth my appointment is 2 august so hanging out for that it's been 6 months since i saw the Dr and will be 8 months when the appointment finally arrives i just hope i don't have a repeat of Sunday .......
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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   19/06/11, 01:18 am

Hi Tanya

Feel 100 percent better Dr put in .500 can now feel what restrition is. Taken a long time to get to this point. Can now only eat small amounts of food. Yay have dropped 1 kg over night - have to be pleased about that.

Take Care

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PostSubject: Re: The fills thread   18/06/11, 11:02 am

Hi Westy, how are you feeling now after your fill? Did it exorcize your munchies?
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