Dr Dreamy does weekend “fill” clinics in Launceston. My appointment was at 4pm so we went on the one and a half hour trip and did lunch up there. We had a bit of a browse around a home show which was pretty ordinary and then a travel expo, which was also boring!! Oh well……they could have been good and then we would have kicked ourselves for not taking the opportunity to have a look while we were in Launceston. It was a very hot day!!
Ricky waited in the car in the shade while I went in for my appointment. Some days you are sitting there waiting and there are other ladies there……. but you just get the feeling they don’t want to talk…….. so you don’t!! But this time……it was fantastic!! I met two great ladies while we were waiting and found out they are both from my area on the North West Coast. There was another lady also but she was from Georgetown….. but she was nice!! She can’t help where she lives 🙂
Anyhoooooo….we talked about everything and anything from how long we had been “banded” to burping and farting. I have to tell you I was soooo relieved to find out that I was not the only one to have started up my own one man band in the flatulence department!!!! I mean……I can’t keep blaming the gas from the operation for ever!! That got us talking about how great it was to…….well…….talk!! To other ladies that have been banded that is. So, we have exchanged emails and phone numbers etc and we are going to meet up and see if we can start a support group for women on the North West Coast of Tassie…………….brilliant!!!!!!
I told Dr Dreamy about it while he was poking around in my port 🙂 He thinks it is a great idea……..of course it bloody well is!! He said he would put notices in peoples bills and things like that for us if we want. Great………so when they regain conciousness after seeing what they owe they can ring our support group for…………………..support 🙂
I don’t want to speak too soon….but I think I may just be happy with where my band is at now! I now have my fourth fill and he put in half a ml….which brings me up to 6ml in a 10ml band. It has taken a lot of bloody fiddle farting around….but finally I feel today like I think I should feel. I forgot to have lunch and I had a tiny tea. I drank lots of water….but the water filled me up. I wasn’t looking for something to eat all day or even thinking about what I could eat later. I just didn’t think about eating……………Farking Fantasic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have had a busy and productive day. I still have a week of holildays left and Ricky went back to work this morning. It took me nearly the whole day to stain all the upright bits and pieces on our new decking. And the daybed. Here is a progress shot of my handiwork……………………..
Still a bit of finishing off to do…. but we will get there. I can’t wait to do the “better homes and garden” bit where I get to arrange all my new colourful pots and outdoor cushions on the daybed area and set up the outdoor setting I have been doing up…..very exciting! Actually I have finished the outdoor setting….finished the last coat yesterday on one of the chairs. Just have to stain the decking floor and I can set them up to go with my Mexican theme……
Another productive day by me!! I don’t know what the hell is going on…..I’ve turned into farking Martha Stewart!!! Have walked the dogs first thing this morning on the beach. Gone and done the groceries. Done the whole house inside until it shines and now I have been BAKING!!!!! I don’t “do” baking usually….. no time and too lazy. But I am having a bug on cooking stuff I have never tried before. I even brought a muffin tray in the groceries this morning and have just cooked up two batches of savoury muffins for Ricky’s “play lunches”…..although he will probably eat them all when he gets home from work tonight. I mean, usually I am the woman that only has a kitchen because it came with the house!!!!! 🙂
Band wise today…… I am still tight!! I can hardly eat anything and I am loving it!!!! This is what I wanted. Not to the silly stage…..but I wanted to be restricted and slowed down!!! I am Mr Steam Shovel, a world record breaking food shoveller from way back. I forgot…..FORGOT…..to have breakfast. Felt a bit hungry when I got back from grocery shopping and opened one of those little tins of tuna. It took me about half an hour to eat that. Well, before this fill I could have eaten three of those tins in a record breaking 10 minutes and still wanted something else. This afternoon I have had a little tub of yoghurt. I ate half of it and put the rest in the fridge and went back to it later. I have also had half a small muffin with some butter on it……one has to try their own cooking you know!! 🙂 This is kind of how it felt the first few days after the initial operation. This is what I was wanting.
Sure, it might not suit everybody……but don’t panic if you think you are still feeling too hungry. Just keep plugging away and keep having regular fills and when you get to the point you are happy with your restriction…..you will just know!! It has taken me nearly five months to get to this point. I have struggled not to put any weight on……and I haven’t…..but I have had a few weeks in a row stuck on the same weight. Just don’t get disheartened……. it will happen. Just don’t give up and think it isn’t working and wonder what the hell you have done…….it will work……but you have to be persistent and keep the lines of communication open with your surgeon and get your arse in for a fill etc. Ahhhhh….another “straight to the point” piece of advice from me!! lol, lol 🙂
Have I mentioned how happy I was to find “others” to talk about my flatulence problem to??????