Phoenix Posted September 3, 2008 Report Share Posted September 3, 2008 I've been quiet lately. It's been sort of sucky to be me. But, since what's happening with me could happen to any of us, I'll just go ahead and type. I was banded on 6/16. Lost 7 pounds post op. Nothing more. First fill was 7/28. I was in the parking lot of the restriction stadium, but not actually in the ball park. Started keeping a food diary online. Was working out. Put on two pounds. It wasn't muscle. Not a reason on the planet I should do that. e-mailed Dr. Miranda, she said I should go to an endocrinologist. Got 2nd fill on 8/20. Have varying restriction. Still keeping food diary, still eating correctly. 8/25 went to a new GP. I took along the food diary (I wrote a post about it). She sent me for blood work and referred me to an endocrinologist with whom I have an appt on the 16th. She told me that my thyroid is "full" about 2x the size it's supposed to be. In other words, not normal. Results back yesterday. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone at the very peak of normal levels. Ordered ultrasound to see why the thyroid is abnormally large...Blood sugars and OSH normal. I hope it is the thyroid, actually. It would be nice to have a faster metabolism. So, for you in the peanut gallery, this is what you should take away from all of this. A) the band should work, and if your body isn't working correctly, then it will help you stay in the same place while you figure out what else is going wrong. Keep a food diary. It helps to keep you honest, it will help your Dr if something else is wrong. C) It's a journey. Even though you jump for joy at OICU812's 50+ pounds gone and you're only down 5 in almost 3 months, getting to the goal weight is still the goal. It might take a little longer than you wanted it to, but it's not a race. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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