My first Lap Band Adjustment
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This coming Friday (Oct 30th) marks me being 6 weeks post-op out of lap band surgery. Today was a brand new experience with the first lap band "fill" aka adjustment. I was extremely inquisitive with the consult time w/ my Doctor who was very pleased with my progress (22 lbs GONE).
I have a large sized lap-band that holds 10 ccs. I was extremely anxious about the procedure of being adjusted. My husband who had lap-band last November prepared me and put me at ease.
So I got up on the table and laid down. The assistant placed the x-ray machine over my abdomen - while the nurse put the betadine on my port site. I felt a quick pinch more or less like a bee sting and the Doc added 2 ccs into my band. Once he did that I had to take a sip of barium (YUCK) and he made sure it was okay.
I go back in 6 weeks to see if I get another "adjustment" or remain at 2 ccs. As I left my Doctor grinned and said "You've officially been "turned" on" LOL what a way to exit out. LOL!
One adjustment down....LOTS more to go and tons of weight to come off!!