Wednesday, April 6, 2011
A Long Ride Home
First thing, I was weighed. Their scale said 300! I was 334 in November when I went for my consultation. The Nurse Practioner, Sherry, was super nice. She made it easy to tell her everything. I can't stress enough how important it is to be honest. Even if you've screwed up, like eating a chicken leg the day after your fill. They need all the information to properly treat you! After telling Nurse Sherry how I'd been doing I was prepped for my fill. They rubbed Betadine all over my stomach. She gave me a shot of Lidocaine and they did my fill. She told me that my band will hold up to 14 cc of fluid, and that I now have 8. I had thought it was 12 and that I now had 6. She straightened me out. I had thought that when they placed the band it was empty. Oh, no no! They placed 2 cc in it during my operation. During the fill, she stuck the needle in, sucked all the fluid out, then replaced it all plus 3 cc more, all in one stick.
I had to drink a cup of water after the fill. They want to make sure it isn't too tight. I was so hungry, my stomach was rumbling and they thought they'd gotten my band too tight. I had to stay a little extra until they were convinced I wouldn't need to have some removed.
I drove home, it took FOREVER. When I got home, I asked Blaine if he could go with me next time. He said he'd do it, I'm so thankful. I felt nauseous the whole way home. I'm such a baby.
When I got home, I walked in the house and all I could smell was rotisserie chicken. Blaine's on his way to get some Chicken Broth. That's about the only thing that sounds good right now. I have a feeling I'll be going to bed early!
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