Hello, my name is Sara, and I'm a bad banded blogger. It has been more than 2 weeks since my last blog (confession.)
What can I say? I'm not really going to focus on what's been going on, only to say it is less chaotic now. Work is finally settling down for the first time in months, and my burn is finally just about healed. I can even wear pants again :-)
I went to the doc today for my 2nd fill. I needed it - both the fill and the visit. When I was researching my surgeon, I kept coming up on people who said he wasn't that "nice." I'm not a person who needs nice for this, I need somebody to call my bullshit, which is exactly what he did. Nothing overtly mean, just said "I'm hearing lots of little rationalizations, which is not going to help us, only add up to bigger problems." I am just now getting to the point that I can say I am truly addicted to foods, and I need someone who is okay with telling me these kind of things straight out.
With regards to the fill, I got another 2.2 cc's. 1.5 the first time so a total of 3.7. I think the first time I was so nervous that I thought it was tighter than it was (my doc does the drink this water until you feel it way of adjusting). I'm on liquids for 48 hours.
I am going to follow the rules. I have been doing great with the not drinking, but have been choosing horrible foods. I am aware. I understand that the band is only a tool and now that life is not as crazy, I'm taking the time to really learn how to take advantage of this tool.