I’m down 7lbs in 6 weeks according to his scale. Dr. B is thrilled with my progress.
I didn’t want a fill and I’m happy with my progress, but I did admit that I still have a lot of fear. I feel like I can eat too much and that the band doesn’t always stop me as much as I thought it would. I do have issues though if I don’t chew
We did have a talk about how lapband patients never seem to be happy with their progress. They want the benefits of the band with the weight loss of the bypass. I can see where that is true. Who wouldn’t want to lose faster?
I am sometimes envious of bypass patients weight loss, but then when they talk about their eating lifestyle, I am not jealous at all. Eating with the band is hard enough. I can’t even imagine trying to eat as a bypass patient.
We discussed how the band is doing everything it can now and now it’s time to work on my head issues. That is definitely true. I did remind him that I’m in therapy and will continue seeing my therapist once a week.
I admitted that I know I’m being a bit neurotic. He did make me feel better by saying that I am being a little neurotic, but at least I’m aware of it and working on it. A lot of patients are not.
I see him again in 8 weeks.