mona-camille Posted August 16, 2008 Report Share Posted August 16, 2008 I am just wondering how many cc's you have in your band and how many fills it took to get there. I ask because I just had my 4th fill last wednesday and am now up to 8 cc's in my band. I still do not feel that tight. In fact, last night, I could have eaten a horse if I wouldn't have stopped myself. The doctor checked my band and said it was working and no leaks or anything and wasn't sure why I felt no restriction. In fact, she only wanted to give me 1/2 cc but I asked for more saying I only ever feel restriction for the first weeek after a fill then it goes away. She said that was due to swelling and wasn't sure why I still didn't feel restriction beyond that. And I found out why she didn't pull all the saline out last time; it is because with the larger vg band, there isn't a syringe big enough to pull out all 8 cc's without using two or more and that would entail too much puncturing of my belly. I hate coming on here and complaining all the time, but this really has me down in the dumps. I was banded back in March, lost 30 pounds and haven't lost anything since. I am trying very hard to diet on my own even without restriction but I can't help but be very VERY disappointed. The doctor herself has a 10 cc band and is up to 7.75 and needs an unfill as it is too tight for her. She said she hasn't met anyone who had higher than her - until me. I am beginning to wonder if they put the larger vg band in and shouldn't have. I did e-mail Dr. Ortiz about this and haven't heard back from him yet. I was banded by him and had my first 2 fills by Dr. Romero then Dr. So. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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