The Journey........

Saturday, January 23, 2010


YAY! I am happy to report that I had my first fill yesterday! My doctor's appointment was in the afternoon and to be honest I wasn't expecting a fill. Last time I was there, I was told that as long as I continued to lose 1-2 lbs a week, I wouldn't see a fill.

Well, not true as it turns out. I met with the office nurse, who was wonderful. We talked about how much I can eat (umm, a LOT!) and if I feel any restriction (No!). Then she asked if I wanted my first fill.....

Ummm, Hell Yes!

So, then onto the fill, which was I guess what I expected, but a little weird. Novocaine around the area first, so I felt three little stings. Then lots of pressure as the fill needle was inserted. No pain, just pressure of pushing onto the port. Then in a few minutes it was done. 3ccs in!

Drank a bit of water, no problems there.

I'm was on liquid last night and mushies today, but back on regular food tomorrow.

And, I was told if I don't feel any restriction over the next few days, I can call and come back in for more!

I was a bit bummed, thinking my doctor was going to be super conservative, but I guess not, and I'm really going to advocate for myself on this and make sure when I feel like I need a fill, that my doctor listens to me.

On another positive note, I wore a pair of size 22 jeans yesterday that hadn't fit in a while! :-)


  1. Hi Tami! Thanks for commenting on my blog.

    Great that you got that first fill! Be sure to run back for more if you need it. My first fill was 4 ccs - helped a little bit but only for about 2 weeks. 2nd fill I went up to 6 ccs. Great! Lasted a month. 3rd fill up to 7 ccs. Excellent. Now I need just a teeny bit to get back to my sweet spot.

    I do not understand docs who are super conservative. Get what you need!

    I look forward to following your journey!

  2. P.S. Congrats on the NSV with the jeans!!!!!