I seriously have no idea what to think about my restriction and hunger and all that jazz.
Quick recap - 11cc in 14cc band. Last fill of 1cc was too tight for 10 days (liquids only) and now I can eat, but still have no relief from hunger.
Here's what I ate yesterday:
B: fruit n yogurt parfait from McD's
S: throughout the AM - small iced coffee and 48 oz. water
L: 3 steak-ums with peppers and onions (almost exactly 1 c. of food)
S: 10 cashews, 2 pieces of cheese
D: 3 med. chicken fingers
S: homemade hot cocoa (whole milk, cocoa, sugar, vanilla)
Another 50 oz. of water throughout the day.
I have to take my time while eating, but I never feel full. I am constantly thinking about food - not like, "Mmmm, that sounds good" but like "My tummy is growling and my mouth is watering, and my tummy feels empty." I feel physically full when I eat, like I can't fit another bite in, but it doesn't relieve my hunger, if that makes any sense. I don't feel satisfied-full and I spend most of the day feeling hungry.
I am so frustrated at this point. Part of me still thinks I need a bit more of a fill, the other part thinks that I am broken and the lap-band isn't going to work for me! My mom suggested maybe it's acid reflux/heartburn that I am misinterpreting as hunger, so I took some Prevacid this morning and will continue to do so for a few days to see if that helps. I just don't know...
I have a fill scheduled for 1.5 weeks from now (just to get on the books if I do need it), and I'm about to call the PA again and ask her opinion, but would love, love, love some input. Honestly, if a veteran bandster is willing to talk me through this on the phone, I'd be soooo grateful, especially if you've felt this way before! I am ready to lose my mind!