Well, not really in most cases. But I am in love with my surgeon's aggressive nature today. He gave me an additional 1.5 cc, which brings my total to 9 cc in a 14 cc band! He knows that I am self-pay, have to drive 1+ hour each way, and have to take time off work to go (which my schedule is very accomodating, but still a pain).
I hope this is it. I really, really do. Liquids are going down fine, but I know that doesn't really mean anything. I'm starving, so I'd love to eat something and see, but since I'm supposed to be on clear liquids today, I won't do that. However, I also don't think I'm going to make it on clear liquids all day. I didn't have time to eat this morning since I can't eat for 4 hours before a fill and my fill was at 9 am. I was not getting up at 4:30 am to eat. :) I love eating, but not that much!
On lapbandtalk.com, there's a poll about how many cc's got people to restriction in a 14 cc band. It seems like 75% or more of respondents were at restriction at 9 or less. I told my surgeon that, and while he's fairly confident I'll be close if not there, he also said that everyone is different and the numbers don't really mean anything. Hmph. I so wish this was an exact science. Science is way underrated, isn't it?
I can't wait to eat something and see...