Thursday, July 24, 2014

I am Hangry!!!

This band stops nothing.  It is so weird because I distinctly remember when I had surgery that I felt different right away.  Obviously that was swelling because I've got NO restriction and I am HUNGRY and have a bottomless Pit.

Things I have been thinking about:

1.  I am super excited to eat again.  Last night we went out to an Italian dinner.  This was no cheap chain meal either.  This was FINE Italian.  The bread was DIVINE and I ate some.  We had an antipasti plate and it was good.  I had some lasagna with home-made pasta and sausage and eggplant.  It was delicious.  We then chased on a little Cannoli love.  I had no problem eating all of this (not all mind you) but oh so much.  I loved it while I was eating and savored each flavorful bite.   However when I was done and full and driving towards home guess what reappeared?  you got it-the post binge self-loathing. :(  I haven't had that feeling in a while.

2.  On my last visit to DR. Wolfe he said that he was finding that band patients who were able to self-monitor and stick to meal sizes (not relying on feel) seemed to be the successful ones.  Now I felt like I did rely on feel.  My band does not appear to be the stomach pain problem.  and without restriction I am not able to stop nearly where I should be.  I want to know if he is wrong or if somehow my powers to stop rely on something else besides the band??

3.  The tummy pain is definitely not the bands fault.  About an hour after our meal last night I had agonizing pain again.  it shows up on my left side, hurts like a mother…$#@!# and shoots lightly up to my shoulder.  With the band the shoulder pain was stronger but otherwise similar.   At times I have wondered if it is some weird gas thing but then that would be really stupid eh?

4.  I am calling the gastro people to make an appointment to discuss these questions.  The gyno stuff will hopefully be in hand tomorrow (I was assured by a nurse I would have a new appointment tomorrow).  Fingers crossed it actually happens.


Sandy said...

So glad to see you back blogging and so sorry about all the pain. My band has been a bit tight the last few months so sliders are sneaking back in much too easily. Having a small defill next week only because I will be flying to Europe and I clamp shut for some reason. I've had some sharp pains to but finally decided it was gas. Sometimes hurts terribly, on the left and shooting to my shoulder. I've had my gallbladder out so know it isn't that. Sometimes a Zantac works for silent heartburn which I only discovered when I got the band. I do hope you find out what is happening cause I worry too about losing my band. I love my band and doubt I'd switch if I had to have it out. I haven't been blogging much but hope to get back to it in the fall. Take care.

TracyZ said...

Just catching up on reading blogs! I am so sorry to hear of all the trouble you are having with the band and with the iron/bleeding. When I had issues (abdominal and back pain), they also removed all the fluid from my band and did the GI series. I ended up converting to bypass because I ended up with more issues as they tried to refill my emptied band. I sure hope you get the bottom of it soon and your band can get back to work for you!!