So I went for a fill today, I was scared. My port flipped last year when a X-ray doctor did a fill for me and now my port lies like 45° to the right, and that means a fill not done under an X-ray is bad bad bad. Anywhoot, my surgeon said that I still had 1 ml in my 10 ml band. Which is odd because the amazing X-ray doctor I got last time kept trying to empty it and he didnt get anything more out of it and the figure he told me fit to a tee. Well my surgeon put 3 ml in now so that means I am up to 4 ml. He agrees with me that this whole gallbladder business is beyond ridiculous and hopes it is over now. I am so glad he didn't scold me for gaining this last year.
We sat and looked at my X-rays to try and figure out why my band has been grumpy since I had trouble getting fills ever since my gallbladder removal surgery last october. I have started to think that if this band does not start working like it should, then maybe I should think about the sleeve. My surgeon has moved to Iceland and will start doing them here but I do not want to have to do that. I love my band but I do not love it when it wont allow more than 4-5 ml in it and that amount is not working for me, I was almost at the perfect green zone when I had 6.9 ml in it last fall.
How long do you wait between fills? I am not used to him being here every week so I am not sure how long I should wait. I think I am going to give this fill at least 2-3 weeks before I start contemplating getting another one.
Green zone beware. I am coming for you