Mackenzie Posted April 10, 2008 Report Share Posted April 10, 2008 I went this morning for my first fill about an hour from my house at a fill center. I wouldve LOVED to go back to Dr. Ortiz, but its just a little too expensive for my hubby and I at the moment. I thought that I would be going to a place called "Fill center USA", I was wrong. I ended up at a Dr. office. I was a little weired out by that for a bit. I filled out some paperwork and was then weighed on a scale like the one at the OCC in Dr. Mirandas office. Then i was taken back to the room with the Fluro machine. I met the nurse, Kathie, who was AMAZING! She saw that I was done by Dr. O and was SO happy. She said "Dr. Ortiz is my favorite! I love him!" She asked me if i was nervous and I said that I was just nervous about everything being in-order inside of me. She looked at me and assured me that Dr. Ortiz is a genious and that he has never let her down. she actually refers her patients to him INSTEAD of a US Dr. which made me so much more proud and no longer ashamed of having my surgery in Mexico (and I only felt that way bc of OTHER peoples reactions). Back to the fill, she layed me down and turned the Fluro machine on and found my port. I got to see my band which was really cool and she said, suprise suprise its perfect! They then numbed me with some spray which was more painful then the needle! She put it in, and i didnt feel a thing. They she made me sit up and drink cold water as she filled me and asked me what I was feeling. She ended up giving me 5ccs in a 10cc VG band. ** she also gave me some background info on my band and I am VERY HAPPY that dr. o picked the vg band for me she said that its safer for your body the way its designed and a lot of other stuff!** I can DEF feel a difference even with drinking water. I LOVE IT! After we talked for 5-10 minutes or so, she grabbed the needle and pulled it out... that was SUCH a weird feeling!!! It was just weird bc usually a needle just slides out, but this took a LOT of pulling since it goes into the port. I drink clear liquids until noon tomorrow, then protein shakes or creamy soups at noon and then at noon on sat. back to solids but start with scrambled eggs or oatmeal. I AM SO EXCITED! I am ready to start losing weight again, and using my fill to become REALLY aware of what im eating, and when Im full as the last few days I have forgotten about that since i had no restriction. Good luck to those getting your first fill soon- its a breeze- i enjoyed it! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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