I love a guy called Justin.
He makes me smile so big
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I haven’t signed in for ages so I thought I’d give a little update on me and my life.
I had Lap Band surgery 3 days ago. Today I feel so much better to what I have been feeling. The doctor found I had a hernia while I was cut open so he also stitched that up for me. Great 2 operations for 1!! Only thing is now the pain is increased. I feel like someone has punched me in the ribs.
Before surgery, I had to go on a shake diet for 3 weeks. I lost 7 kgs on that.
For the next 3 weeks, I’m only allowed to have liquids - anything that can be sucked up a straw.
Then for another 3 weeks I have to only eat puree food which he calls ‘slops’
and then finally I have to slowly transition back to normal food.
It will be quite a journey.
At the moment, my stomach is extremely small - can only fit about a tablespoon of food in it. It’s a weird feeling thinking I’m starving and then starting to eat and feeling full after literally a tablespoon of food. It now takes me 30 mins to drink 1/2 of water so all day I’m sipping so I don’t become dehydrated.
I have told very few people about this. I might tell people once they see weight coming off but maybe I’ll just let them think I’m on a diet.
I’m not really worried what people think. I know a common perspective is weight loss surgery is the easy way out but I tell you now, this is no easy solution. It’s not a magic band. I still have to work really hard to lose weight - eat right and exercise. The band is just a tool - a tool that if used right will mean I won’t put weight on ever again.
In 8 weeks time, I go for my first ‘fill’. I have a port just below my ribcage (under the skin. Can’t see it) where the doctor will inject saline solution directly into the band. The more liquid, the tight the band therefore the less food I’ll be able to eat. Apparently it can be a fine balance between too much ‘fill’ and not enough.
The band is designed to never be removed but can be removed if need be. That means at any stage if I start to put on weight again, I can go and get a ‘fill’ from the doctor.