Scene: Amy on soapbox
A couple of recent events have led me to this post. And please keep in mind, that I am just shooting from the hip here (which...if you have actually seen my aim with shooting instruments, you would be scurred)...but I have been thinking about how otherwise seemingly smart individuals can either misuse or abuse their bands.
So, let's pretend that everything is black and white... really so I can lump these misusers and abusers into one of two categories.
First, we have the Too Too Tighties. Now I understand the need for restriction. I know that in the beginning it is the holy bandgrail. I mean, the band doesn't really work for you until you HAVE restriction right?
And I understand, and have participated in, and also condone...getting a fill when you need it. Getting a fill when you feel like your eating habits need to be put in check, when your hunger is not only generated from your head...but your tummy.
BUT, I do not understand being so tight for YEARS that you cannot, unless baby Jesus or Santa Clause gives you a special pass, get food down before noon. Or just for s's and g's, what about being too tight for YEARS that you actually have trouble getting water down for a few hours every morning. I'm sorry dude. Not cool. And a lot of us have been too tight...you know...after you beg your hot doc for a full cc. But choosing to use your band in this way is dangerous. And when you start to experience problems that are most likely a result of being too tight for so long...well...I want to say...did you not think that having this implanted device squeezing so tight for months and months wouldn't lead to issues?
Now to be fair and balanced, let us look at the other end of the misuse and abuse spectrum. I am talking about those people that go through all the trouble to have surgery...but then never follow up with their doctors, never get fills, never put forth an effort...and then blame the band for the lack of weight loss. WHAT DID YOU GET THE BAND FOR THEN? If you werent going to stay in contact with your doctor, if you weren't going to go for fills...what did you think would happen.
WHAT PEOPLE? WHAT?
Scene: Amy starts rocking back and forth, muttering "The best way to spend Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear (Elf)"