Dear Fellow Bandsters,
I am looking for a Lucky Leprechaun who will be able to help me sort out what is happening at this stage with my band. You see, I have had 3 fills and am at 7.5 cc in a 14 cc band at almost 4 months out. I have lost 29 lbs but most of it has been from early post surgery. It has been an admittedly slow start. After my third fill, it seemed I was at a pretty good restriction but after a week or so I started noticing I could eat more than a cup of food. I don't think this is the right level of restriction yet. I am not sure if I am working this band correctly. I am able to eat a half of a whole grain bagel, stop, but shortly thereafter I am still hungry and can eat the rest of it. I am still working at chewing my food thoroughly. I find when I don't, it gets stuck and then I have to wait for it to pass. If I had the correct restriction, it shouldn't pass that easily without PBing, should it? One night, I was even able to eat an entire steak. That shouldn't be possible I believe. So after a promising start to this third fill, I think I am not yet at my proper level of restriction. I think I need another fill. So if you happen to see a Lucky Leprechaun today, could you send him my way. I think I need to rub his belly or something.