I woke up this morning and made my list of grown up chores: oil change, tire rotation, FILL, shopping for necessities.
All was going well. I was on time at the lube shop. In, out, no problem - right?? WRONG. I went to get in the truck and the friggin' handle was BROKEN. Door would not OPEN. So I marched my fanny back in the shop and demanded to know what happened to my handle. The guy who did the tires didn't know. The guy who did the oil didn't know. Then I FINALLY got the guy who drove the truck onto the rack to admit it had broken when he opened the door. SERIOUSLY?? What are you, THE HULK??? It really pissed me off that they didn't have the testicular fortitude to own up to it. Sooo... they sent me to a body shop (they said just tell them to charge it to Ben's....does stuff like this happen often???) but of course they can't fix it until Wednesday. So in the mean time it's either crawl in through the passenger's side OR Bo and Luke Duke it!! (And I am way too short for that!!!!)
On the other hand: NSV....pretty sure a year ago I would not have been able to get my fat butt across the front seat...so YAY for that!!!!
The fill went smoothly. The place was packed because the surgeon had been on vacay. You really hear some interesting stuff when sitting in the waiting room of a bariatric surgeon. There was a woman who had had bypass - she started out weighing over 400 pounds and now weighs 210. She said she was happy with her weight. She has a lot of extra skin, but her husband is the only one who sees her naked and he "has eyes for it." LOL Then she said she buys her clothes small and just stuffs the extra skin in and "makes it look hot." She was a riot!!!
They did the fluoroscopy - said everything looks good. According to the doctor's scale I weigh 224.4 - 105 pounds GONE!!! (Too bad I can't use that weight for the challenge!!) The doctor came in said I was doing good, gave me .5cc's, told me to drink my water because it was a drastic fill at this point (total of 7.5cc's in my band) and then proceeded to give me the commercial on his food line (similar to Nutrisystem but geared toward WLS patients. Pasta, rice and bread that are all band friendly. I haven't tried any yet.)
|Here's my insides after the barium went through.|