Friday, June 22, 2012

Well Hello Friday!!

Oh goodness here we are and I still have laundry to fold! I cannot stand laundry. It is my LEAST favorite household activity!

I have soooo much to do today and yet here I sit on the computer!!! UGH!

Ok, it's official, I can eat again! I am officially off all liquid, full liquid, mushie and soft diets. I can eat regular foods again today. The idea of that is strange to me. I've been eating whatever I've been told for more than a month now so now that I have control of it kind of scares me. I REALLY need to keep tracking of everything.

I'm also really bad at eating first thing in the morning too! Got to break that habit!

So, I am officially banded. Officially have a fill in it. Oh yeah, yesterday while at the hospital with my mother-in-law waiting for my father-in-law to have his surgery, we went to grab lunch because his surgery got pushed by 3 HOURS (felt bad for them!!!) so I got a cup of soup and a piece of pumpkin pie. They had stopped serving lunch and well, I was still on softs yesterday and considering my choices it was the best I could do. I still had a bad habit. I bought the bigger cup of soup. Only ate half. Took 3 or 4 bites of the filling of the pie (no crust was eaten) and was TOTALLY full!! But, by the evening meal (which because of the crazy hectic schedule of surgery waiting and recital going to for niece and nephew consisted of a small chili from Wendy's) I didn't get as full with that. Is that because I am tighter in the morning that evening? Is there a way to stay as tight all day long???

So, I'm banded. I called the insurance company today too. I've been a nervous wreck for like a month and a half because for some reason I've been nervous that they weren't going to end up covering it even though I fit the profile of it. Well they did. Whew. The hospital's business office has been calling and I haven't spoken with them but it must be for another reason, I think I know why to call them back....sigh.

I'm banded. I can't believe it. For years I have contemplated it. And now I finally did it! I'm banded baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Why do you need to stop eating first thing in the day? I know SOME bandsters can't eat in the morning but I have no issues. Also, unfortunately there is no good way to keep your tightness going all day long. I wish!

  2. Manda, I think you are my only blog reader :) Thank you for all of your comments and encouragement!

    No, I'm really bad about not eating first thing in the morning. I need to get better about that. Sorry, I wasn't articulating that better....

    Glad it's the weekend! After the afternoon we've had you would think it was a Monday!!!!

  3. Tightness is a weird thing. I personally wish I could adjust my band for each meal. Some things go down far more easily than others. It can be surprising too. Minced beef in chilli may be easier to chew and slide better than some chunks in the soup.

    I know someone in my real life who is banded and she swears how much she has drunk affects the tightness.

  4. Thanks Sarah! This is a whole new world :) Today I started eating way too late in the day so now I'm not even close to calorie or protein intake.

    It's not supposed to be easy though, huh?

    Thanks again!