Ok my little cupcakes!! The day has come! I had my first fill today! :) And here's how it went...
-Appointment at 3:45, I get off work at 3:30. Cutting it close I know but it's really only 10 minutes away. WELLLL.... unless you get stuck behind a train in the industrial district of KCK!!!
-Called and told them I would be late but only a few minutes.
Got there at 3:50 YESSS! *fist pump*
Nurse called me back, took my temp asked if I felt ok...Apparently my temp now runs high. It was 99.6 and I feel fine. Blood pressure normal. Weight 225.2 lbs same as Monday YESSS! *fist pump*
Told me the Dr. would be in shortly...
4:30 Dr. Fearing walks in and says "sorry about the wait but I'm having a hard time finding your surgery report."
I said "Well, it might be because you didn't actually do my surgery. You were supposed to, but Dr. Malley did it instead."
Exit Dr. Fearing.... Comes back about 5 minutes later, report in hand. YESSS! *fist pump*
So we begin.. she tells me she is going to feel for my port. And she does... pressing very hard. My port is NOT where I thought it was!
She goes over, opens all the fun poking and prodding materials and comes over with the big ole' needle. She said she was going to first remove the saline to see how much Dr. Malley put in during surgery.
She pressed on my port hard and stuck the needle in... Not so bad actually... well... except she couldn't locate my port with the needle...SOOOO the fishing began... THAT hurt like a sumbitch! She tried one more time and couldn't get it so off to the x-ray room we went!
Laid on the table, turned on the x-ray machine... Saw my little port, watched the needle go in on the screen. It was too cool! Took my mind off of the stick! She said "No wonder! Your port is turned slightly!" So she had to go in at an angle, never woulda known without the x-ray.
She drew out the liquid and said I had 3 cc's...REALLY?!?!?! I had no idea! I've had like NO restriction so I thought for sure the little effer was empty! *fist pump*
She unscrewed the syringe to add liquid...(needle still in port) and screwed it back in and filled me!
I have to tell you...it is the weirdest most indescribable feeling! Once it was in the port the movements felt so weird...Like it was in my body and I felt the little pain from the puncture but it's like I could FEEL that is was attached to something in my body that was NOT a part of my body. It's totally crazy and it's hard to explain until you have felt it!
I asked her how much was in my band now and she said 5.2 cc's!!
YESSSSSS *double fist pump*
I'm on liquids for 2 days, then I can go back to regular foods. I can't wait to start eating again and see if I feel any restriction! :)
So, in conclusion my first fill went smashingly well! Even given the hiccups. If you know me you know that i'm very easy going and I don't get upset easily. I go with the flow so none of this upset me at all.
I go back in 2 weeks for another fill...then another 2 weeks. I'm excited for this journey I feel like it's REALLY starting now! :)
(sorry I didn't get any pics, they never left anything out on the counter or left the needle in and left. I didn't want to be weird and try taking pictures with her in the room lol)