Got my first fill with fluoroscopy on Monday--really an interesting experience! It was fun watching the barium go down my throat and through the band (with 3ccs) and not going through after he added more saline (4ccs). So I ended up with only 3ccs, which I thought was pretty good after looking at the fluoroscopy, but which I'm questioning now.
I was on full liquids until today. This morning, I was kind of nervous about what I was going to eat--I sure don't want to PB first time out! So I scrambled an egg. Took a small bite, chewed it to death, swallowed it, and........nothing happened. Everything still works! So I ate the egg and felt no restriction or no feeling of fullness. An hour later, I was hungry, so I thought, okay, a banana.
Was able to eat the entire banana, which also kind of disturbed me--isn't that too much? But I didn't feel too full and it went down fine. By the way, I'm drinking no liquid for 5 minutes before eating and 30 minutes after.
So for lunch, I had a piece of toast with a little cream cheese and some thin sliced turkey. I know bread can be a problem, but have heard toast is usually okay. Ate very small bites and chewed carefully--again, no problem and no feeling of fullness.
I'm hoping I get some good restriction, but at this point, don't know! I also just read on someone's comments that it takes one person a week to feel any restriction from a fill?
Anyway, I'm glad for the fill and hope I'll be able to tell something soon! (in a good way, not in a painful, stuck way) :D
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