Saturday, 10 April 2010

Bandster Hell

Well it's 19 days in and I can eat anything, drink as much as I want and no restriction.

This is harder than the pre op diet and I can honestly say I don't know why. When I was on the pre op diet I was so scared they wouldn't do the op that I NEVER cheated but now when the consequence's are much worse I find myself popping forbidden food in my mouth. I have discovered that I am a terrible picker and I don't know why I never noticed before.

Yesterday I started the day with a Slim Fast shake then I had another for lunch, a yogurt in the afternoon and fish pie for tea. All of which was ok and allowed but then in the evening I had 3 Ryvita with Philly (not high calorie food but not allowed). The Ryvita got a bit stuck and I had to have a drink quick! Why am I risking displacing my band for a bloody Ryvita cracker????

I need my head read.

My weight goes up a pound then down a pound everyday but today its down so I am feeling a bit more positive. I start every day with a positive attitude and try to stick to mainly liquid and mush. But the problem is that 4oz of mush does not fill me up and liquid only works for a short time. I am counting the weeks till I get my first fill. I think it will be at least another 4 weeks until its done.

But on the plus side I just had to buy jeans in a smaller size so that felt good and the weather is fine so I can get out and do more exercise. I am hoping to get my bike out of the shed this weekend and see if I can still ride it (its been a while).

We have Marcus's two sons with us this week so hopefully we will get a lot more exercise. We are going to the theme parks but I am not sure if I am allowed to go on the stomach turning rides??? Any advice would be gratefully accepted. I don't want to dislodge the band by going on a roller coaster.

Will post pics in the week.
Enjoy the sunshine ;-)


  1. Hey Fiona! I found your blog but I can't find a place to click so I can "follow" you. Fix it! Fix it! :-P

  2. Oh by the way, congrats on being recently banded!! We're just a week apart! I was 7 days before you. :)

  3. Hi Fiona! Thanks so much for the lovely message. Congratulations on your banding! Bandster Hell sucks, plain and's hard, but just try not to gain weight (keep the meals small so you can heal...better to have more meals than large ones). I'd watch anything (rides) that pushes on you port or jostles you around a Doc says the internal stitches take 6 weeks to heal. Best wishes! -BG

  4. Hi Ashli, So nice to hear from you. If I look at my blog the follow button is at the very top on the left hand side. But I will check it out today. ;-)
    Band Groupie, big hello! Thanks so much for the ride advice. I will give it a miss this time then. Its really not THAT important.
    Wow I am really getting into this blogging! I love it. And it keeps my hands out of the cookie jar.

  5. Hi Fiona-thanks for the comments on my blog. I'm following you now. Will be back to read more.

    You'll get by this bandster hell with the help of all of us. Keep the faith. And maybe redecorate a few more rooms. LOL.

  6. My port pain did get much better. I can "feel" the port in certain... positions... but it's not painful.

  7. Hi Fiona, I just found your blog and wanted to say hi. Congrats on being banded. I think you are doing just fine, but I know it is hard in the time before he first fill. Hang in there! Also check out my blog if you want: