Rockin' it Out!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Weekend, then a FILL!

This is my peanut waiting for the parade to start.

I did something I haven't done in a long time... took a self-portrait!

Had a FABULOUS weekend! It was our town's festival weekend and it's within walking distance from our house so we just walk down every day and enjoyed the fireworks from our BED!!! How sweet it that! It makes for a couple loud nights with the bands but it's worth it! :) We also spent a LOT of money but, eh, whatcha gonna do?! There's a carnival with rides, pony rides, petting zoo, music, FOOD, softball tourneys, craft fair, and it winds up on Sunday with a parade. It's just lovely :) I got a ton of color though... as in SUNBURN!!! OUCH! It's mild burn but I have some BROWN skin in some spots and I like how it looks but dang, I did apply sunscreen like three times!!

Today I had a fill with my surgeon. This is the first time I've seen my surgeon, alone, since before I went under!!! He's got such a great sense of humor and just makes me feel comfortable. He totally put my mind at ease with the whole, "what happens in a year when I'm FULL and can't get a FILL?" situation. He basically said what I know... tiny, tiny, tiny fills will do a lot for me at this point and he reassured me again that he feels I will never be "FULL." He asked me some questions that gave me more reassurance that I'm at a good restriction right now. He asked "are you hungry all the time?" My response was, "no, almost never." He asked how that was working for me and I told him that it's a hindrance sometimes because I have to remind myself to eat because I'm not hungry. Not a BAD thing but I don't always get in all my protein and we all know that when you don't get in all your protein you don't LOSE weight because your body holds onto it!! He said based on what I was telling him that he wanted to give me a small fill but then he asked where I live because it might make me be too tight and I'd have to come back soon. He gave me .5 ccs today and so far so good. I'm at 8.5 of 9 but again, I feel comfortable with his reassurance that I'll not be full so I'm ok with this! :)

It took two pokes to get it in there and I thought he was being a bit arrogant about fills at first. I told him I have a tilted port and it's hard to get into if you don't know that and he said, "oh, they're all tilted a bit." Then he had to poke me a second time because he "needed a better angle." Gee... listen much? I don't mind the pokes.. it's actually the pressure of him feeling around that bugs me most (and isn't much) as far as discomfort of fills goes.

Between the last fill and this one I lost 3 lbs so that's something. Although, it's always harder to tell using their scale because I weigh at home, naked. There, I weigh in wearing whatever I went in with... today was jeans... dummy me.

So anywho... that was fill number 4! I have another appt scheduled for 7 weeks out with my surgeon's partner. I don't care for him as much but if I need it, I need it.

Love you ladies!!! :)

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  1. You're welcome :)
    You seem to be doing just great... and with only four fills.. wow!
    Keep it up

  2. I wonder what would happen if we started taking off clothes before we got on the scale at the doctors office? Would they stop us? I bet not...perhaps I try it :)

  3. woohoo for a fill!! I get my 3rd one on August 12th!!!! Looks like you guys had fun at the Carnival!