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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Do You Want to Hear About the Craziest Conversation Ever?!

You know that you do.  Admit it.

But first, yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon I got an unfill of .5 ccs.

Yep, took out more than last week's fill (.3 ccs).  That is why I pink puffy sparkly heart my nurse practitioner.  She trusts her patients to choose their fill and unfill amounts.  She also reads my blog before my fill appointments to get up to speed on what's up with me and my band.  Yep, she is an unofficial rockstar in my book.

That brings the fill level down to 7.3 ccs.

I am now on 72 hours (!) of full liquids to calm the stoma down. I'm looking forward to chewing something tasty on Saturday night.  Can't wait.

Onwards to the crazy conversation:

Since I am losing weight rather fast on full liquids I have been told to cut back on exercise for the next few days.  Wait, let me say that again: a medical professional told me to not exercise as much.  And get this....I was told to eat MORE calories.  Yep.  Welcome to my new normal.  I don't think that I have EVER had a conversation with a medical professional that recommended that I eat more and exercise less. And to stop losing weight. I'm still trying to wrap my head around that one.

PS: Weigh-in day tomorrow!


  1. glad you went in and had the unfill taken care of, I was worried about you.

    Who would have thought that a medical professional would ever say eat more and work out less. That's awesome.

  2. Man, I wish someone woulf tell me that!!!!!!

  3. Your nurse reads your blog ... what a compliment ! Love it !

  4. crazy and wonderful and she lets you choose, that she reads your blog and that you were told to eat more calories :)

    I hope it is just the ticket to keep you where you want to be.


  5. Great, I hope this is just the right spot for you. That would be my idea of heaven...go ahead have a milk shake, the Dr. ordered it!

  6. I am so glad you got your unfill. I hope you feel better!

  7. I'm glad you got unfilled! I was going to suggest that it sounded like you were a tad to filled but I thought "I don't have a band anymore...who is going to listen to me? "

    Have a milk shake for me too!

  8. I love this STORY! Hope I have a similar story someday:)

  9. It's great that your nurse listens to you. I wish I had that type of care at my surgical office.

    Glad you got that unfill. You are awesome.

  10. You know, 3 years ago you would have killed to be in the situation that you're in now--losing TOO much weight! I'm glad that you're taking care of yourself though and doing the healthy thing.

  11. You are an inspiration!!!

  12. Yeah, that is the funniest thing ! Enjoy the extra calories :)

  13. That IS crazy! I think I'd have a heart attack if a medical professional said such things to me. Then I would go get a strawberry milkshake.