Saturday, January 23

I say this with a lump in my throat...

HAHA! How's that for a lead-in?

I really do have a lump in my throat, and I hope saying this is not going to jinx it, but could it be a sign of restriction? Could it be?

Liquids are going down fine, and I get to try mushies tomorrow, so I'm guessing that will be the first test. With the real test coming Monday when I am back on regular food.

Anyone else with this symptom? A lump in the throat? Yes, I have no patience. Didn't we already discuss this?!?!

EDIT: Another suspicious symptom - burping. I am burping with every swallow. Hmmm, trying not to get my hopes up, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttttttttttt...

On a related note, I think the band really works because you have to go on liquids for a few days after every fill. HA! It has nothing to do with the band itself, but the liquid diet every few weeks. OK, I know this is not true, but I truly despise the liquid diet days. I am starving and cranky. Poor DH, poor kiddos. Poor me.

So, back to the fill front. I gained 3.5 lbs since my last fill. I knew I did. I just got tired of hanging on so tight. I kinda gave up. But with hope for restriction now and another appointment in 2.5 weeks already made just in case I don't have restriction, I am back on the BAND wagon, because I see light at the end of the tunnel. I may not have restriction this time (although my fingers are crossed tight), but I know the next fill would bring me at least something. I hope I can truly say the hardest part is behind me. I don't expect the future to be all smoothsailing and no work, but I'm past pre-op, surgery, post-op, and hopefully bandster hell. The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades!


  1. You're on your way! Fingers crossed for good restriction.

  2. You are probably right about that being why the band works! Liquids will do that! I hope your restriction returns..

  3. lumps in the throat and burping are definitely a sign! after a fill, i get anxious to eat real, FILLING, foods and I'll eat something I prob. shouldn't, like cereal or pasta, and it HURTS. its a pain in the center of my chest and i start least i know air is getting though. Soon after, it passes!

  4. Looking promising for that restriction!

  5. Ah hell...I was looking at my weight journal from the last year and I was up and down...the down just has to outweigh (hahah) the ups! Here is hoping for some restriction!

  6. Yup - I think you said it perfectly. It's like when you are upset or something horrible has happened and you want to eat but can't?? That's restriction. It's trying to go down but.......

  7. i hope you have the restriction you desire. i think you have all the signs....