The office called back at 10am and said come in right away. I jumped in my car and drove straight down there (with knitting in bag). I sat in the waiting room until 1pm. Maggie (I have seen her before but she is my new band person) decided-after a cried a little and explained what happened that it was a good idea to empty the band----COMPLETELY. I cannot say that I have not thought about this, or even desired it as I was writhing and walking the floor in agony last night. When she said it though and those nebulous thoughts became a reality is scared the bejeeebies out of me.
She did it-took out all 7. something cc's of fluid and of course i started crying again. Visions of the 300 pound me that used to be came flooding into my head. what if…She calmly handed me tissues and went through the following list:
- I needed to go up for a barium upper GI to have a look at the gear
- This might not even be band related but until we pull out the fluid we won't know
- All my gyno issues need to be in hand and having some space to eat better sources of iron would be a good idea.
- If the barium upper GI shows nothing we will do a scope at the same time we do a colonoscopy (saving me a round of anesthesia.