this time around I saw Dr Elliot. he specialises in lap band surgery so I knew he was the guy I would be wanting to speak to about this infection (and hopefully have a more successful fill this time !!!).
he only glanced at the infection and said "that's nothing, you'll be fine" - HUGE RELIEF !!!
so then it was time for filling......
he went straight in with the needle and got the port site immediately!! a bit better than last time. he told me to gulp some water as he was injecting the saline and told me to tell him when i couldn't "swallow" the water...it was the weirdest feeling - like someone had put a plug in my stomach and here was this water, just sitting there at the top of my stomach, not being released into my lower stomach cos the band was so tight....his aim was to then suck saline out until I could feel the water go down...so just as i felt the water trickle down into my stomach below, i told him and he stopped. apparently now, i am one step closer to finding my "sweet spot" which is where you will eat just enough to be healthy but such a little amount that you continue to lose weight.
so it's been about 4 days since that fill and things are going beautifully. i am very rarely hungry and i probably only eat about 2 times a day (half a cup at each sitting).....still on mushy stuff right now...will then go back onto normal foods as i feel the need (i.e. as i get more hungry) but at the moment a mere cup of coffee will fill me until lunch time!!!
OH, more importantly, my weight.....
in total, I have lost 16.4kgs in total !!!!!
my weight is now at 90.6 kgs - i can't believe that i am about to hit the 80's !!!!!
happy days xx