Wednesday, September 29, 2010

POOF... restriction? what restriction?

I had my 2nd fill 2 ½ weeks ago (now up to 4cc in my 10cc band) and for the first time felt some sort of restriction. It definitely wasn’t too much, but on some days it felt like it might, maybe, sort of be enough. Actually I was thinking it was maybe the right amount for a maintenance type place. Not too much at all, but enough there to remind me… ut, ut, ut… I don’t think you really need any more of that.

I don’t have another appointment with my doctor for 6 more weeks (he’s extremely stingy as a fellow patient aptly put it with his fills.) (I don’t love him, we’ll see how long I stay with him, but that’s another story.) Since I had some restriction and since getting too much of a fill scares the holy bejeezus out of me, I’ve been sort of trying to decide if this was going to be a good place in which to hang around or should I try to convince him I need a bit more in there when I next see him.

But then… poof. It’s gone. I’m back to thinking I could eat anything. Okay, that’s not entirely true. Before, I was sure I could, in fact, eat anything as fast as I wanted – in bites as large as I wanted. Now I think that if I chewed thoroughly I could eat anything. I am definitely feeling satisfied much longer than I did before – so it still might be the right kind of place for maintenance – but it’s a little (okay a lot) too early to be thinking about that. But I'm back to wondering if it's really there or is it just in my mind that I need to really chew this well.

Anyway – I will definitely be pushing for a fill next time I’m there. I wonder if I might decide to call him sooner than six weeks from now. I don’t feel like I’m in bandster hell at the moment, but if it could go poof this much so suddenly, perhaps I’ll be back in hell in another day or two…

4 comments:

amandakiska said...

It's hard to find the right balance, but definately worth it! I would try to get an appointment about four weeks from the last one and go every four weeks until you get where you want. There's no reason that I know of to wait longer than that.

Pamela E. Williams said...

I'm trying to see if I need another fill right now. My last one was 9/20. I know after a protein drink in the morning I'm hungry (stomach on full growl) 2 hours exactly. I'm sitting here trying to see when my stomach will growl after the lunch I just had. It's been 2 hours and no noise. We'll see.

Drazil said...

Oh dang - I hope this gets figured out soon. I know restriction and the sweet spot are hard to find.

Sam said...

Restriction can sometimes be a fickle thing. Here's hoping the next one gets you where you need to be and stays there :-)