right now I have 2.5 CC in my 14cc lapband (i also have plication on my stomach).
my dr said in about 2 weeks (when i had fill) i would begin to feel the fill…
now i understand what (restriction) is
i have always not been able to (eat) much due to the plication.
i have had restriction from the beginning. lost most of my weight w/o fills.
i have now have 2 fills in 3 yrs
but i can eat past my (boundaries and fullness signals) if i want too
and have this past week, i ate and i ate and i kept on eating.for the last 8 months, i have had a really hard time personal wise with 3 deaths in the immediate family one after the other and life issues and well, food tastes good when you are stressed..so i ate…no excuse.no woe is me…it was my reality…i was (full) or aka felt full and kept on even when it got uncomfy …however we know we must always STOP before its get that the feeling of being stuffed or uncomfy…picture eating a huge thanksgiving dinner and you are like…..OMGod
this is how i feel after eating a very small amount now
its pretty cool but also i admit, i am missing eating..BUT
i know since i am a volume eater, that is the only way i can lose weight so i had my WLS of choice..i had WLS to help me lose weight but i have to help the WLS also
so what does it feel like besides what i wrote above (the full) feeling
well, if i eat too fast, my chest can feel some what tight…and my left shoulder can twinge a smidge (not hurt)..but what i am experiencing the most is that my stomach feels like i am full and i am not wanting to eat…couldnt care less…someone from the BP forum named B-52 writes that is how he feels..couldnt care less/no desire…….this is exactly how i am feeling
and i am enjoying it…its new..in a couple weeks, going back to get a little more..my dr is filling me slowly..he thinks i am very nearly that sweet spot (people call green) but i prefer to call it pink spot BUT us WLS patients must eat *protein* to continue to lose weight..it is hard when you are not hungry let me tell you…but i am trying and i can tell that to me, in my words, this is what restriction feels like to me.
from Dr Simpson:
When you eat Thanksgiving dinner, you can feel stuffed. Contrast that with the sensation two hours after you eat your big meal, at that point your appetite is suppressed. It is the subtle dimming of the appetite that the band should provide. Being stuffed after a large meal is a complicated sensation of the abdominal wall stretching and a lot of gas in the bowel, in addition to feeling a diminution of appetite. You will not, and should not, feel the abdominal wall stretch with the band. You should not feel the “near nausea” and you should not feel bloated.
You should NEVER eat until you feel full. It is best to stop eating before you “feel full.” If you do eat until you feel full you will most likely be overstuffed. This leads to the universal key to success — patients who eat a small volume of food (which, if you measure, is consistent) will be successful with the band. If you want to succeed, you need to know how much you are eating, and then stop eating — it is in your control, but the band will help you — not by stopping you, but by allowing you to feel satisfied after the small volume.