nursey Posted April 10, 2006 Report Share Posted April 10, 2006 I was banded in TJ on march 25th. I weighed 217 pounds. I am 16 days out and have lost 21 pounds. I still have some irritation at the site where the port is. The biggest complaint is that I have not been able to drink as much as I did before. I was one of those people that carried around a soda or something else 24/7. My first experience that I realized that I indeed did have the band placed was about 5 days ago. I was making dinner for my family. I was getting real tired of soup. I took one broccoli floret and chewed it up forever. Then... I took a drink because I felt like panicky and like I couldn't breathe. That is that golf ball feeling that I have heard others talk about. I immediatel threw up and that was enough to scare me until now. I have had a few bites of food here and there. I ate out last night with my husband for the first time and I ordered refried beans and a cheese enchilada. I ate probably 5 bites of beans and 2 bites of the enchilada. The cheese just wouldn't chew up properly. The biggest problem that I am having is gas. I get a horrible stomach ache after I eat and then I have gas soo bad. I will try to go to the bathroom but all that comes out is gas. I have never had so much gas in my life and my stomach makes so much noise. Everyone can hear it. I am a nurse and my patients are always commenting that I had better go eat because my stomach is so loud. Has anyone experienced this. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the gas? Is this normal or am I going to be a farter for the rest of my life? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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