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I'm sure the topic has been covered but I can't find it, so.....for those fortunate few who have hit their "sweet spot" how many cc's in your band before you got there? I know it's different for everyone but I'm curious to see if there's an "average" amount. I have 2.4 cc's and very little restriction. I'm going for my third fill Tuesday.

Sabrina:)

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I'm sure the topic has been covered but I can't find it, so.....for those fortunate few who have hit their "sweet spot" how many cc's in your band before you got there? I know it's different for everyone but I'm curious to see if there's an "average" amount. I have 2.4 cc's and very little restriction. I'm going for my third fill Tuesday.

Sabrina:)

Hey Sabrina,

I just had my thrid fill on Friday and I now have 3.0cc, I was at 2.5cc. At first I did not think it made a difference but as the week goes on, it is getting alot tighter. I am now back to protein shakes for breakfast, just to hard to eat in the am and I am not hungry in between meals. I still think it is too early for me to tell, but I am crossing my fingers that this one did it for a while. Good luck with your third fill!

Carrie

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I'm sure the topic has been covered but I can't find it, so.....for those fortunate few who have hit their "sweet spot" how many cc's in your band before you got there? I know it's different for everyone but I'm curious to see if there's an "average" amount. I have 2.4 cc's and very little restriction. I'm going for my third fill Tuesday.

Sabrina:)

HOWDY SABRINA

MY FIRST SWEET SPOT I HAD 2.4 FOR A YEAR AND A HALF UNTIL IT SLAMED SHUT

MY SECOND SWEET SPOT WAS GOOD FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS AT 2.0

I'M GOING BACK UP ON TUES THE 31st IF YOU'D LIKE TO DO LUNCH AS I'VE GOT .9 IN THERE NOW AND NEED A BIT MORE :) (MORE OF A MAINTENANCE PROGRAM NOW)

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Sabrina,

My first fill of 1.5 lasted from April until August when I decided I needed more because I had not lost weight in 1 month. So, I got filled up to 1.9 and had to go back two weeks later and have .5 removed. I have been at that fill level 1.4 since last September and there are still some days when I can barely eat until late afternoon. I guess you could call that a "sweet spot" even though I have lost a mere 20 pounds since last September with the holiday months being maintain only (not gaining is good).

Because of my "too tight" experience, I no longer go by how much weight I am losing or how fast I am losing. I go only by how much I can eat of well restricted foods (not junk as we can all eat that), especially in the evenings. As I am beginning my second year of being banded and closer to goal, I am shifting my focus to eating healthier and trying to exercise more to lose those last 20-25 pounds.

Dawn

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Pammie

what do you mean that it shut on you and did I understand right that you only have .9 in right now?

TWICE NOW I'V HAD THE BAND SHUT TIGHT. NO FOOD NO WATER GOING DOWN, OUT OF THE BLUE FOR NO REASON JUST CLOSE

YES, I HAVE .9 IN A 4cc BAND RIGHT NOW. I KNOW I NEED A BIT OF A FILL BUT I DON'T KEEP MY BAND TIGHT AT ALL. IT WASN'T MY GOAL NOT TO EAT SOLID FOODS WITH THE BAND. I USE IT AS A GENTLE TOOL. I EAT EVERYTHING NOW AS BEFORE THE BAND BUT ONLY IN MODERATION AND HEALTHIER LIKE DAWN

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Pammie,

I'd love to do lunch one of these days but I can't wait until the 31st for a fill cause I've already arranged child-care and my mom has already booked the day off work this Tuesday but thanks for the offer!!! I love going there...casino, shopping, casino, shopping, casino, shopping. I'm going to miss it when I don't need to keep going for fills, haha.

Sabrina:)

HOWDY SABRINA

MY FIRST SWEET SPOT I HAD 2.4 FOR A YEAR AND A HALF UNTIL IT SLAMED SHUT

MY SECOND SWEET SPOT WAS GOOD FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS AT 2.0

I'M GOING BACK UP ON TUES THE 31st IF YOU'D LIKE TO DO LUNCH AS I'VE GOT .9 IN THERE NOW AND NEED A BIT MORE :) (MORE OF A MAINTENANCE PROGRAM NOW)

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I too have very little restriction with 2.4 cc's in my band and am also going in for my 3rd fill on Tuesday! I am praying that I get some good restriction finally with this fill, it is getting so frustrating and I have not lost any weight in over a month!

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I honestly think I hit my sweet spot with my first fill which was 3cc in 4cc band. I did have to have another fill in 2.5 months but that was only because 0.6cc had leaked out - so I went back to 3cc. Well as you can see by my signature - I did not have another fill until recently and that is only because I had not lost any weight in 3 months. All 3cc were in there but I just think the band had loosened up due to the weight loss. 3cc in the first fill is a lot, so for those of you who have not been filled yet - don't go expecting that. I did not beg for it or anything - Darlene used fluoro and that is when the barium went down at the perfect rate. Hope this answers your question.

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Hi. Dont want to scare you but my daugher is at 8.2 cc in her 9 cc realize band and it NOT there yet. She is 11 months out and feeling like more of a failure than she did even before she had the surgery. She has probably had a total weight loss of like 10 pounds becuase she has been gaining. We are going next week for it to all be taken out under floro and see if she truly has that much in there. The doc and nurse kind of look at her like "oh sure" but I've seen her eat and know how much she is able to eat before being satisfied. It would probably be like 2 or 2 1/2 cups...

anyone else had this? Please give me a positive word. I really need it. :wacko:

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