Friday, July 15, 2011

Shoulda had a V8

I went in for my B12 shot yesterday. I skipped it last week. wonder I've been a sloth. I feel a bit more human now!!!

On Wednesday Banding and beyond posted about her second fill. She included a YouTube clip (not her) of a fill. So I asked Chris if he would like to see what it looked like when I get a fill. I hadn't seen the clip yet and I assumed that all fills were created equal.

**Disclaimer** If you are newly banded and have never had a fill, I wouldn't watch this clip. Unless you are a sadist. OMG. If any of you have similar fill experiences, I am SORRY!!! This completely grossed me out!! I'm not sure I would have gone through with the surgery at all!!

My fills look something like this: Dr. Spiegel and a nurse walk in (I thought it was common protocol for your surgeon to give the fills, but I've learned in blogland that often this is not the case), a little chit chat, then I lay back, put my arms above my head, he feels for the port, deadens it (I think - I never look, but I will be watching Monday), inserts the mile-long needle, fills me up and wam-o, I'm done!! It takes about the same amount of time it took for the deadening in the video. I then sit in the waiting room for 15 minutes sipping my water to make sure I'm not too tight. Then I'm out the door. Easy peasy.

Also, EVERY time I go in I do the fluoroscope. Just a swig of barium and a quick peek to make sure everything is ok. I also plan on taking a picture of my insides Monday if they will let me. I think it's super duper cool.

Daddy update: all blood levels are in normal range!!! They upped his BP meds (yesterday's BP was 190/110 in the dr. office) and he has to stop eating all the crap he snacks on. Other than that, all is well. What a relief!!

I saw a new low on the scale this morning!!! But, I'm going to keep it under wraps and see if it sticks around for the Sunday weigh-in. I can't believe the scale moved because I haven't worked out since last Friday.

I'm a TV junky. During the school year there are only a handful of shows I watch. Grey's Anatomy is numero uno...then a handful of sitcoms and the Discovery Channel.

Any of you ladies watch Roseanne's Nuts?? I thought it would be stupid but I caught myself watching last night. And I literally LOLed!!!

Another one of my faves is Swamp People!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Next Friday I'm going to a meet and greet with 5 of the cast members!!! I'm so excited!!! (If you watch, my dad could be Troy Landry's brother!!)

Have a fan-tab-ulous Friday!!!!


  1. Oh MY GOSH!! What the hell is that woman DOING to her? I guess she's has to use a bigger needle because that lady has more belly fat than I do (not being cruel, just honest!)... but mine uses a regular sized needle, I think.

    *shudder* I could only watch the first like 2 minutes. Did it get worse? lol

    Glad Dad's back to normal. :)

  2. I won't be watching, I don't get my first fill until August 3 and I am really nervous...but if they called me today and told me to come in and get it early I would so be on board for that.

  3. I am not watching it either. I would rather not know what I am in for next week.

  4. Yeah, my fills are not this way! I've never had the needle left in me while I sip my water, and I've never had it take more than 30 sec. from insertion to completion!

  5. That is just crazy! I would pass out!

    I missed Roseanne's Nuts. I will have to see if it's on hulu.

  6. Not gonna watch it!!

    So glad your dad is better!

    Ha! We like Swamp People too!