Saturday, September 24, 2011

A short treatise on Port pain, jealousy, and speed.

Not a whole lot going on.  Worked 12 hours today. Someone called in sick, so I stayed over for half a shift.  Nothing says fun like time and a half! Of course this means I didn't get to eat dinner until 8:30 or so.  Ah well, I'm pretty sure tomorrows weigh in isn't going to be spectacular.

So in regards to the title.  Port pain.  I don't know (although I'm hoping and assuming) if it's because I tend to sleep on my front left side, but today the area around my port is really hurty.  But it's  from the inside.  So if I move a certain way it hurts, but if I poke it, not so much.  Is this normal? should I be running to my surgeon? I just don't know.  I suppose best bet is to wait and see how it is in the next couple of days (which is what I'm doing with my elbow, which has been hurting for weeks).

I'm just falling apart! Oy!

Let's see, Jealousy.  I just found out my friend who got her band 2+ years ago is getting a tummy tuck in November.  While I'm happy for her, I'm also jealous as all get out.   I KNOW I'm going to need one (and prolly the ta-ta's too) my pannus is very disgusting and blah, and there's no way that's just going to shrink up and in and be all pretty.  BUT unless something amazing happens on the job/lotto/relative i don't know or care about dying front (I kid, I kid!) I'm so not going to be able to afford either of those surgeries.  And during the pre-surgery class I asked if Kaiser ever deemed skin removal surgery "medically necessary"  I was told no.  I've seen other answers on the Internet, but most of those are either out in California (so different system sort of) or from 2+ years ago.  I suppose since I'm only a few months out from surgery I could start saving $$.. but that never works out as planned.  I'll figure something out, I'm sure. (probably just learn to live with blah)

Last but not least, Speed.  I remember reading that the majority of weight lost with the band takes place in the first 8-ish months.  Is this really true?  Do I need to get my rear in gear if I ever want to see 170 (or less)??  I'm not terribly upset with how fast I'm losing, although when I created my stats page the other day, I realized I'd lost less since my surgery than I had thought. 30lbs in 4 months instead of the 40-45 like I had been thinking.  This makes me worried I'm going to be one of the "failures"  .. I suppose the only solution to that is to get my butt moving!  Zumba tomorrow!  

This is long and ranty enough, to ta-ta for now!
<3  Sam

p.s.  If any of you win the lotto think of me, and my future surgeries and current need for a personal trainer!! ;)

love ya!


  1. Hey, I've got Betty in me for the rest of my life ! Don't worry about 8 months or 8 years ... we can do this ! :)

  2. Before my tummy tuck I did a lot of research and only about 1 out of 100 were EVER paid by insurance. BUT there are payment plans just like for cars or anything else - where there's a will there IS a way...

  3. I don't know where you heard the 8-month thing. My weight loss has kicked up a gear since my 8 month bandiversary. Don't believe everything you read!

  4. Ya know. I think everyone is different. I personally feel like it comes in stages. In the beginning it was easy to lose. I had a couple of months were I probably needed a fill but felt my restriction was at a good place and I didn't lose anything! Now it has been 2 months since my last fill and I have been losing again! It is a tool, you make it work for you!

  5. everyone's body is different so I wouln't worry about the 8 month thing. This method is not quick weight loss, just hang in there and it will work out.