Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tomorrow's the big day...

Tomorrow afternoon I go in for my first fill.  I'm not nearly as nervous as I thought I'd be, but I'm sure that will all change when I actually arrive at the doctor's office. 

Mostly, I'm just excited.  I'm looking forward to seeing what a fill will do to my restriction.  I know that realistically the first fill doesn't do much and the restriction doesn't last long.  But I can't help but think that *maybe* I'll be one of those bandsters that gets one fill and VOILA!  Sweet Spot City, Population: Me!

I'm a little anxious about the pain/discomfort of the needle, but so many people have told me that it was "nothing" and not nearly as bad as they had anticipated.  But I'm a huge weenie and I don't love needles, so I'm nervous.

One thing I'm a bit worried about is the timing of the fill.  We are going up to the mountains directly from my fill appointment and spending the night in a hotel and swimming and playing with the boys.  I plan on taking plenty of stuff to make protein shakes and, of course, plenty of water to drink.  But do any of you think doing this will be a problem?  We planned the trip before my surgery and this is the ONLY day I could get a fill appointment for the next month!  Oy. 

I'll let you know how it all went Friday night when we get back from our little mini-vacation!  Wish me luck!


  1. Plan, Plan and plan some more. I think the trip will go fine if you stick to your script.

    Here's hoping you get to your sweet spot on the first fill.

  2. good luck. i hope your first fill hits the "sweet spot". my first fill is friday and i'm just as excited! :)

  3. Fills are generally no big deal. It really doesn't hurt. I'm sure your travel plans will be fine, other than not being able to eat normal food.

  4. Since this is your first fill you shouldn't have any trouble even if you did want to sneak in some real food. Stick to mushies if you do!

    Good luck!

  5. I'm sure it will go well. Hope you have fun in the mountains. Sounds like a great time.

  6. It will be fine! I have had 2 fills and they weren't bad at all. I even took a pic (and posted it) at my last fill!

  7. Let us know how your fill went!!!