So last week I finally had my fill appointment with my "new doctor". Remember after Dr. Friedman, my own personal McSteamy retired due to his cancer (update on that: he is now large and in charge running things at the bariatric clinic at University of Florida), I decided I didn't want a new doctor (read that in a pouty 3 year old voice for full effect), and thus...I haven't been for a fill or to meet the new doctor since March of 2013.
That's a mad minute dudes.
So about two months ago I scheduled my appointment and met with Dr. Gatmaitan. I was slightly upset about the fact that he wouldn't do a fill without an upper GI, but I was really going for an upper GI anyways (I've never had one and juuuuuust wanted to make sure the band was happy and healthy), so I left a little content that I just knew I wouldn't like him as much as Dr. Friedman.
Afterall, what were the chances of me finding love with TWO bariatric doctors?
So about 6 weeks ago I have my first upper GI and hear nothing. So I am thinking no news is good news...
So my appointment was last week and before I can make it to my consult room, Dr. G is in the hallway and wants to know if I would like to see my slides/xrays. So he proceeds to take the time to show me each shot and explain what I am looking at and even brings the fake stomach demo toy out and compares it to the picture to make sure I know what's going on.
I thought that was nice.
And the verdict is:
No slipping. No erosion. No prolapsed esophagus.
Everything is chill.
He also said that you can tell I have pretty good restriction, and he was hesitant to give me anything at all.
I said, "I can eat an entire sub".
He said, "An entire sub?'
I said, "yes".
He said, "Okay".
So he gave me .2 ccs and everything seems to be going smoothly.
I can't notice a huge difference, maybe just a little. But that's okay. Most of the things I need to focus on eating wise, well...the band doesn't stop cheetos mmmkay.
And I have been doing well along that front....so little by little.
Just wanted to give ya'll an actual band update for once.