My visit went well. I noticed I had major port tenderness this time before the bee sting numbing shot. I've never had port pain before so that was odd. And it didn't help the medical student was given access to do the fill and she couldn't find it and poked around even more; oouchie!
So, I went in thinking I had 8.2cc from my last fill. However he said I was at 8.6cc last fill and was measuring today at 8.2cc; so he added .6cc for a total of 8.8cc. I've indulged in some chicken broth since I've been home and it's went down slowly. What a welcomed feeling!
I've made it over half the day on pure liquids so I believe I will go ahead with the five-day pouch test and get back on track and detox from the bad things that have slowed down the loss over the past several weeks. I will also revisit new band behaviors; weighing meat portions, eating slowly and only until content, no drinking 30 minutes before/after meals. Right now I am going to take one day at a time. I know days 1 & 2 of the pouch being all liquids will be the hardest; it makes me cringe just thinking of it.
Question: I know our daily protein goal is a minimum of 70g. What does your surgeon/nutritionist recommend on daily carb intake?
Just a quick note also, I've kind of been behind this week on commenting - but I have been reading!