... that is the question.
I have an appt. with my surgeon on Thursday afternoon. Its my monthly (for the first year post-op) check up and I was expecting to need another small fill. But for the last week I've been thinking that maybe the fill isn't such a good idea. First of all, I had my first PB incident (and it was a doozy) at this level. I get stuck quite easily and often if I don't take small bites and chew really well. Soft breads are totally out where before I could maybe work one down if I took it slow enough. My portions are getting smaller. Where I could eat two *very* small breakfast burritos before, I can only eat most of one and thats even hard to do. I'm rarely hungry unless its been over 4-5 hours since my last meal or snack. And in the last three or four days, I have become really really tight first thing in the mornings. Where I could eat a breakfast burrito or a small bowl of cereal, I can now barely choke down a yogurt with grape nuts.
So, I guess my answer is pretty clear. I'm not going to get a fill. My doctor is very conservative with his fills, so I'm sure he wouldn't have let me have on anyways. But it feels good knowing that I'm listening to my body and doing what I feel is best for it. Besides... there is always next month, right? Worst-case scenario... I'll lost all my restriction the moment I cancel my appointment and I'll have to tough it out until I can get in for a fill. Best-case scenario (and I'm going to whisper it so as not to frighten it away) ((( is it possible that I'm at my sweet spot already?)))
So I have one last question... money is tight and spending $40 to see my doc when I'm not even getting a fill and things are going so well just seems like a huge waste of money. Did any of you skip any of your monthly appts. that first year? Is it really a big deal?