This is going to be interesting. I'm quite proud of me.... I was supposed to call Dr D at 5 this evening to arrange to meet up over at the ER for him to fill my absolutely empty band up a bit again. We emptied it completely to provide some MUCH needed relief Monday morning.
Well I've still got good restriction. No pain, but definitely restriction so long as I listen to my body and don't try to keep shoveling food in just because I can. Yesterday late morning I had a bit of tuna and grits (yummmo). I still felt quite satisfied and not in the least bit hungry when lunchtime rolled around so I opted out since I was going out to dinner at one of my fave restaurants.
I had a small piece of brushetta, then ordered the fried calamari appetizer. I had a few pieces and then offered it up to my friends to have some.
For the main course I ordered the seafood risotto. I ate about 1/3 of what came on my plate and was well satisfied. I of course had a few bites of the sticky toffee pudding and ice cream we shared between the three of us and the cookies that come with the coffee my friends ordered.
Today for lunch I had the leftovers of the risotto - about 1/3 cup. Probably could have stopped at 1/4 cup so need to watch those soft signals.
I had a chocolate bar as well this afternoon. Definitely gotta watch that.
Well anyway the reason I was supposed to get filled up this evening is Dr D is going away tomorrow until the 16th.
Usually we hesitate to leave me unfilled for long because I pack on the pounds like NOBODY's business.
But since Monday my hunger pangs have been appropriate and manageable and y restriction level quite good. I am sure it just means I'm still irritated and swollen and so things haven't settled back down yet.
Which means between now and the 16th, I could turn into a fiend who'll eat anything in sight.
But as I discussed with him on the phone this evening, I'd prefer to fight that battle than to get filled, he leave the island and THEN I realise it was too much too soon and I spend two weeks in pain and unable to eat and drink.
Pray for me people. Pray for me.