On other things to happen during week 4 post-op.
I was back onto real food. Wow, more flavours. I had another sticking - when I grabbed a piece of chicken on the way to the gym (bit of protein) didn't chew it properly and of course it got stuck. It was worse than the apricot - quite unpleasant and eventually threw it up. I have been so much more vigilant since then with chewing....lots! As the dietician said to me, you will learn the hard way.
I went in for my first fill - only got 0.5ml but feel a bit more restricted now and less hungry. The surgeon was really pleased with my progress, and explained the whole accessory left hepatic artery to me. Apparently this causes issues as it crosses where the band is. Only 20% have this accessory artery while most others have the artery in the middle. I may go back for a further fill in a couple of weeks. I've now lost 29.6 kilos (65.3 pounds). So excited to be only 400g away from 30 kilos! The dietician was also chuffed, and emphasised the learning curve in terms of eating. Now have the post-op food guide to help me along. It now also means that I have lost more than what my other dog Honey weighs at 29.4 kilos.
|Honey - am sure she was a fish in a past life ;)|