It's been 10.5 weeks since my surgery, though it feels much longer. I guess that's because the recovery and getting back to normal life has been so easy.
My 2nd fill was Wednesday evening and I am down about 2 lbs since that morning. Yay! The scale is on the move again.
I am enjoying the fill at this point, though some of the restriction might be due to post-procedure swelling. That's okay, for now restriction is restriction!
I did liquids for 24 hours after the fill and last night had my first food--a scrambled egg, 2T of shredded cheese and 1/4 cup of 2% cottage cheese. It filled me up and my stomach was NOT growling this morning! That's cool!
That much food (relative term--that was nothing compared to my normal intake) was almost too much. I know if I had a few more bites of something it would have been too much. I was full but not uncomfortably so. I didn't have any reflux or PBs, but I almost slimed. I was making a lot of saliva and had to do a lot of swallowing after dinner, but nothing else happened.
NOTE TO SELF: if you're drooling, you'd better stop! I'm trying to listen better to my body for signals as to when to stop. My old signal was, damn: plate empty. Now I need to tune in and feel what's going on.
I'm really pleased today, though. Whether I reach the sweet spot with 2 fills (doubtful) or if it takes several more, I think last night was a glimpse of life to come. Being satisfied on a small amount of food and having it stick with me for hours. Yeah, now THAT is what the band is all about!!!