I wasn't able to get my fill today and this is why...
First of all my appointment was at 8:30 this morning and I am NOT a morning person! I can stay up all night long but waking up at 6:30 almost kills me. Anyways, so I get to the doctor at like 8:15 and wait and wait and wait some more. Finally I pay my co-pay and they call me back at like 9:15. I got up on that dreaded scale which I had been dreading for days because I knew I had gained weight since my last visit 3 months ago. Not just 1 pound, not just 2 pounds....try 7 pounds! Holy smokes! A feeling of embarrassment and motivation came over me all at the same time. But the nurse was sweet and told me some people come back months later and weigh more than they did before their surgery. I think she was trying to make me feel better....and it worked.
So because I am not ashamed...I will tell you what the scale said. Wait for it.....wait for it.....228 pounds. My last visit I was 221 which was three months ago. I know my eating has been out of control and I havent been exercising much so what do I expect?! Although it is my time of the month and I tend to gain a little...so maybe that accounts for a few pounds. Maybe. Hopefully.
So the nurse practitioner comes in and looks at my chart and asks me how things are going and why I have managed to gain. I told her honestly it was because I had been eating the wrong foods. I havent been snacking and I havent been eating late. But the foods I choose to eat, I eat too much of at one sitting. Anyways...she is getting the saline ready to give me the fill and this conversation takes place...
Nurse: "So what all do you have planned this week? Anything fun?"
Me: "Oh yeah! Im actually going on a cruise tomorrow to Alaska!"
Nurse pauses...looks at me...and puts the needle down.
Nurse: "Oh no! Then we cant do the fill today"
Me: "Really? Why not" (As I try to hold back the tears because I NEEDED this fill)
Nurse: "Because it is just too risky with you about to leave the country. It is actually against our policy and they wont allow me to do the fill with you about to go on vacation. We have had too many people get fills and then leave town and something happens and they have no way to get it fixed."
Me (still trying not to tear up) "Ok. I really need this fill but I trust your judgment and if I need to wait I can."
Nurse: "We actually had a lady that had a fill, then left the next day for Hawaii. She had terrible complications and it was too tight. She couldnt find a doctor anywhere in Hawaii that knew enough about the lapband and they had to fly her home to Birmingham. So Im sorry sweetie...its just too risky. Just have a good time on your cruise. Try to be good and dont overeat and we will do the fill the day you get back. Plus you dont want it to be so tight on your cruise you dont enjoy the food."
So that was that. I was definitely torn about the whole situation. If I didnt open my mouth about the cruise, I would have been able to get the fill. But then again, what if something would have happened and I was stuck in Alaska for two weeks and not back to do anything about it. So I made an appointment for the day after I get back from our trip and that is also the day my mom has her first fill! So in the end, I guess it worked out for the best.
In other news, I am about to start packing for the trip!! We leave bright and early at 6 in the morning!! I havent even started packing and Burch and I are going to a friends house tonight for dinner and a movie! So I better get started! I somehow managed to spent $140 at Target this morning getting "last minute things" for the trip but I think I went a little overboard. Ha. Typical.
Anyways, if I dont have a chance to get back on before we leave tomorrow...everyone have a FABULOUS next two weeks! Be safe! Pray for our safety :) I would greatly appreciate it! I will bring yall back pictures and pictures and more pictures....of course! Have a great Wednesday!
And always remember...you are TOO precious to let anyone or anything ruin your day!