(Yes, it's spelled "Querstion." I went to college in Memphis and that is how the folks say it there -- at some point it stuck with me.)
Courtesy of Laura Belle
My 10 Things are gonna be all the thoughts I have about whether or not to get another fill.
1) I am coming up on 1 year since my last fill so I'm trying to decide whether or not I wanna/needa get a fill.
2) It has also been almost a year since I saw my Band FNP. Their office uses fluoro - part of me at least wants a fluoro to "check under the hood" to reassure myself that all is well and where it should be.
3) For the majority of this year I have been in the "sweet spot" with tightness/looseness coming and going from time to time but generally, I could always put my finger on why.
4) I have lost approx 45-50 lbs since my last fill but lately it has been very slow and while I know it's not all about my band it's still slow.
5) While I know I just posted this, I will say that I would still prefer to put a little more distance between and the 200 lb mark. My January experience (which made me VERY loose) showed me that it is possible to put on 9 lbs in 3 weeks.
6) I just feel like I can eat more lately and get hungrier more -- actually ever since January.
7) But what if a fill gets me way too tight?? I don't like the fill/unfill/fill/unfill cycle because I worry that constantly manipulating the Band can lead to problems. (Just my opinion and thoughts - I have no medical basis for this.) I have only ever had one unfill and it kinda left a bad taste in my mouth since the FNP (not the same one I see now) ended up taking out 1.25ccs instead of the .25ccs I requested. That is what ultimately started my first really major plateau.
8) I will be clear to re-start my quest to get preggo-nated in April and that is just another reason I want some more poundage gone. Obviously, just because I begin the quest in April doesn't me everything will come together in April so I really don't want to sit around for goodness knows how long not losing anything or barely losing anything. Besides I can always get an unfill if necessary when/if I get knocked up.
9) There two LapBand Urban Legends that I have heard/read/concocted in my own brain, those are: 1) As you lose more and more weight, it is possible to not feel as restricted as you did at the higher weight. 2) Over long periods of time, say, a year, it is possible for the fluid in the Band to shift or even seep out at a super microscopic level ultimately influencing restriction. Now, what I wanna know is -- are these things legit or are they just products of my over active imagination???
10) I can't really think of a ten thing but I am VERY interested in hearing others thoughts especially those of you who are longer term bandsters (2+ yrs) although if you newbies have gotten good info from your providers I am game to hear that too. Are there things I am not considering? Do you have personal experience with this??