Thursday, March 5, 2009

My first fill!

Here is a picture of my doctor.
Hola everyone!

So, I went for my first fill today. I was feeling pretty sassy and cute...had a hop in my step and a twinkle in my eye.

They weigh me, take my blood pressure. Dr. Friedman had me come back in the little room and opened my chart. He looks at my weight and says "34 pounds, Holy Shit". LOL...seriously that's what he said. LOL..hahaha

He read through his checklists of questions. Am I exercising, do I feel restriction or have trouble eating, etc. He was very proud of me. He asked me if I could eat a sandwhich no problem. I said yes. He said "We are doing 4cc's then girl". I said "GOOD, thats what I wanted but was afraid to ask".

I also asked him a few questions that have been perplexing me after reading a few posts on Lapbandtalk. First, my doc puts stitches around the band to secure it to the stomach to help prevent slipping. Someone on LBT said that they disolve and are only temporary. Dr. F said no way. They are there to do a job. I also asked if he could tell me what I felt when I pressed on my port incision. Turns out the hard lump I fill under my scar is not my port but scar tissue...and that my port is just a little lower than the scar. When I get home I will take a picture and post it.

So, he layed my back on the table and felt around. He had Amanda-the office coordinator (I dont know what her real title is), come in so he could show her how it was done. He gave me a shot to numb me. That hurt. Then, he filled up his needle and stuck it in. I didnt feel a thing. He gave me 4 ccs, put a bandaid on, and had me set up. I drank a little prob...and I dont have to go back for another 2 months unless I think the fill is not doing anything.

Easy. Breazy. Beautiful. Lapband girl.


  1. woah he is cute! and he did get to poke you afterall!

    kudos on the 34 are kicking ass!

  2. I just came across your blog. Found it on Lapband Talk. Anyway, I just love your blog. Your so funny!!! I had my band placed about a week before you (1/19/09). I had 4cc on my first fill and felt nothing, so I went back a week later and had another 1.5 cc (I think), put in and I'm feeling a little restriction, but I don't think I'm where I need to be yet. I'm anxious to hear how this fill is working for you......Best wishes and I look forward to hearing more.

  3. Umm hot doc alert!! Congrats on doing so well, I hope I can illicit such an excited reaction in my doc at my first fill!!

  4. Thanks Jess! LOL..yes he did.

    Loosing in 2009, thanks! I think being funny is one gift that being fat has given me. Although, I would like to think I was born with it too! But, making people laugh helps them forget I am fat (a little bit anyways). I dont think that I am where I need to be at, and I dont go back for another 2 months. But I am going to give it a couple weeks, and then see.
    And Angie...yes ma'am. :)