Hello my darling girls! I had my first fill yesterday morning! I wasn't too nervous because I've read so many accounts from all of you about what it's like to get a fill and that really it's no big deal. So scooted up to London (about 40 mins from where I live at the moment) but then had to wait in the waiting room for about half an hour as the nurse was running late. I don't like the receptionist at my clinic, he seems snooty and he doesn't smile and he doesn't put you at ease or give you any information - AND he's the one that weighs you. Really horrid. The clinic isn't just WLS but all sorts of cosmetic surgery as well and because it's private, I guess there's a kind of elitist feel to it. Anyway, I finally got in to see the nurse who was LOVELY. For some reason they didn't have all my records there, I don't think they'd been transferred over from the hospital where I had my surgery, so the nurse was really pleased with my for knowing all my information, like the size of my band etc. She said most people don't really know what they're doing/talking about! She was also really pleased with and complimentary about my weight loss so far. She had me read through some information about the fill procedure and then locate myself on the yellow/green/red band scale, you know the one, to ascertain how hungry I was. I said that I'm definitely looking for food and able to eat fairly large meals, but that I'm not that hungry that often. So I lay down and she very quickly and efficiently found my port and stuck the needle in! It felt a bit weird, not really painful, but like the was a bit of a popping sensation of the needle going into the port. She pulled out 2cc which had been there since surgery (thought it was empty!) and then put it back in plus another 2cc so I have 4cc in a 10cc band. I then had to sit in the waiting room and drink a glass of water and a hot drink and if they went down fine (which they did) then I could leave. So all good! I'm now on liquids for a couple of days and then mushies for a couple of days and then back to normal. I haven't noticed a difference yet but I won't really be able to get a sense of that until I'm on solid food.
In regards to my last post about what the dietician said, MandaPanda, (thank you for your nutritional advice) I've been on solid food for 2 weeks, not mushies. I thought it seemed weird to suggest crackers which is why I flagged it up on here and I'd always heard that they were a slider. She did say crunchy foods like raw vegetables as well. But ultimately I've decided she must be an idiot (too harsh?) So I'm going to still stick to 1200 calories a day and aim for as much protein as possible.
I hope everyone in the States has a wonderful Thanksgiving! x