So.... I called my doctor's office this morning to report being too tight. Well, let me back track a bit with a quick trip down memory lane.
Thursday - the day of the fill - I probably managed to get 10oz of water to stay down. I threw plenty of it up along the way and first learned all about being the foam machine I'd previously only heard of.
Friday - I got about 30oz of water in, including some protein powder mixed in there, but probably ended the day with less than 200 calories. (which was way more than Thursday) Found warm water was more doable than cold. Still plenty of throwing up along the way.
Saturday - I created a priority list - vitamins first, protein 2nd, calories 3rd. I got the vitamins in and much more protein and liquid - I probably got close to 64oz of liquid and it included some milk or milk based protein shakes (which were not an option on the previous two days) and even managed to get close to 500 calories in. No getting sick.
Sunday - I was much better. I was so drained on Saturday that I was really concentrating on calories. I made this totally caloric chocolate peanut butter protein shake - yumm!! And that soooo helped! And then I was able to have some soup and some soupy mashed potatoes. It actually felt like I could have had more, but I was too afraid to try. No getting sick and I totally had way more calories than I would normally eat in a day - but that was an easy peasy choice as I felt human for the first time in days!!
So - I call the doctor and leave a message and the nurse calls me back - I tell her I think I'm too tight and this is why - I go on to describe in detail what I've laid out above and to my utter shock she said - well... you're not throwing up liquids anymore - maybe that prolonged your inflammation, let's wait and see how you do over the next day or so. We'll have to decide soon though as the doctor is away next week. I told her in no uncertain terms that only being able to eat soupy mashed potatoes was not how I wanted to live my life, but ultimately I was totally game to give it a try - I figured the worst that could happen is I'd lose a little more weight. Or maybe I'd find I this is okay - either way I'll call back tomorrow or Wednesday and make a decision - I'm confident they'll take some out if I want - hell I can always tell them I'm throwing up water again.
So today - I found I couldn't really eat yogurt all that well. Though if I'm honest, I've had issues with yogurt for a long while. I can always get it down, but if I'm not careful it can cause discomfort. I've always assumed it was just cuz yogurt is so thick and likely to coat everything. But - OH HOLY HELL I am so not hungry. Like seriously not hungry at all. It's completely fascinating.
I was swamped at work today so that was probably part of it - but it came as a total shock at about 2:30 when my stomach growled. I'd had a chai latte (which I had no problems getting down) in the morning and that was it. So I opened my chobani yogurt and I threw the last quarter of the thing away at the end of the day. But - once I got a few bites in me, my stomach was fine and I never "felt" hungry - or rather - "thought" I was hungry. I got home - completely determined to get enough liquid, protein and calories in me because obviously that is so not enough. And I made some chicken salad that I wanted to make mushier than normal... uh... I sort of ended up making chicken paste. I swear it tastes good and it was easy to eat - much, much easier than the yogurt. So tomorrow I'm going to try different things that are not yogurt and see where I am. I'll absolutely have to try something solid cuz I have no interest whatsoever in only living on protein shakes and chicken paste - but, I'm encouraged by how easy the chicken shit was to eat.
I'm still thinking I'll be getting the unfill - but maybe I'll try to convince him on a smaller amount than I was originally thinking. This not being hungry thing - that's damn cool!!
Oh - and on the scale front - I gained 2 lbs from Sunday morning to Monday morning and I still lost 7.2 lbs from last Monday to this Monday. I'm not sure I'd recommend the starvation diet to anyone - but it certainly produced results. I've only updated my ticker to reflect the loss before the fill - I figured I should wait and see how the rest all shakes out.
And finally a little NSV. I'm going to NOLA for JazzFest in a couple of weeks or so and I've been trying on shorts and tops to see what will work on this year's body vs. last year's. And today I put on a pair of shorts that I thought were super cute last year and when I ran down the steps... they fell down. Oops. I guess I won't be bringing them down south.