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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Who's a Hungry, Hungry Hippo?

I've been noticing for a few weeks now that I tend to get hungry about 2-3 hours after eating a high-protein (20+ grams) one cup portion of food. This is how I can tell that I need a fill/adjustment to my Lap-Band.

I called early last week for an appointment with my surgeon's office and was given the earliest appointment available: June 28.


Waiting that long for an appointment is just not how I roll.

So I asked to be put on the wait list, just in case they have an opening from another patient cancelling their appointment.

Therefore, I've become the  biggest pain in ass patient most pro-active patient...EVER. I've been calling every two days to ask if there had been any cancellations.

There are never any cancellations. EVER.  But I still like to call and check-in to see how the wait list is coming along. Aren't I helpful?

Then I called yesterday.  The scheduler said that just two calls before mine there was a cancellation and she hadn't even had a chance to review the wait list.  Lucky me! She was able to fit me for this morning!

But please do not tell my band...you know how bands like to start closing up the moment they hear that a fill/adjustment appointment is scheduled.  Shhh...be very, very quiet....


  1. Let us know how it goes! :)

  2. Yay for you! I need a fill too but mine involves a 3 hour drive (one way) for a five minute appointment, and then three hours back. That kills almost a whole day. So it is hard for me to schedule. I better be doing it soon though. I hit ONEDERLAND today!

    1. Woohoo. Good job! I can't wait for that day!!!

  3. Yea, glad you got in earlier (she said quietly). :)

  4. Well I love this post. Being proactive is the way to go. My brother has a Lapland and he told me once he went and sat in the office until the saw him!!! Do what you gotta do !!

  5. Best of luck with your fill! I get hungry around 3 hours but I don't want a fill right now because I still feel sorta stucky sometimes. Ugh. Need to work a bit harder on chewing better!

  6. saw your FB post about feeling the r-word again! yay! success! :)

  7. I love this post and I love that you know your band so well. I can't wait until I have a good relationship with mine!