Not slipped and as far as they can tell from the barium swallow, no leakage.
The barium wasn’t fun, but it was not too bad either. Just stood there in front of an xray machine drinking chalky stuff mixed with some fruity liquid while the Xray Dr watched. No biggie.
He said he could see the band and it is in place. He also said the fluid was going through much faster than he expected it to go with the band in place. SO – over to Dr Schmitt office to find out the final verdict.
They did an ultrasound and said everything looked good there. Then the nurse practitioner came in and drew out all the fluid. I couldn’t see the syringe to tell exactly how much fluid measured, but she said it had 8cc. I was supposed to have 8.5cc. She made the comment that IF the band was leaking, they would expect to see very little to no fluid in the band. She said it is possible that some ‘may’ have evaporated. (I don’t know if I buy that or not). She put in all new fluid, and I did see the measurement on it 9.5cc. She was very worried that it would now be too tight. I am to be really careful this weekend and have only liquids for a day or two then soft stuff in teeny amounts.
On the way home I was thinking and wondering if maybe they had made a mistake in writing down how much they have given me over time. But it still doesn’t explain why I had really good restriction after the last fill and then lately have felt almost none. It doesn’t make sense to me.
Right now I’m sipping a protein shake and I can tell a good difference. I am over 8 months into this and really thought that by now would be so much farther along. I am hoping that it is right this time. My plan for now is to really be careful with my protein and make sure I get the 60 gms that I need (I’ve been lax about that), and as soon as it cools down start back hitting the track in the evenings.