Saw my band doc yesterday for about 5 minutes. No fill or unfill-- we're in "wait and see" mode. Ugh.
He posited a guess that I've had some diaphragm adhesions develop post-surgery and that the pain will go away in time. Apparently, nothing concerning in my abdomen came up in the CT scan and he doesn't seem inclined to follow up with other tests. I guess that's fine with me, but I wish I had a more definite answer. In any case, I'm happy that he wasn't alarmed by my report. I go back in 6 weeks to check back in and (cross my fingers) get a teensy tiny fill. I am ready to make some progress again.
Ok, now for another health concern (I swear, I am not normally a hypochondriac!) Does anyone else have hypertension? I have NEVER had high blood pressure, but my last three readings over the past week were all high (155/88)! How does someone go from 293 lbs to 160 lbs and develop high blood pressure AFTER losing the weight? It's so completely bizarre. I don't smoke, and I weigh less and am more active than I've been since I was a teenager! Based on some reading I've done, I think I'm going to take the next 6 weeks to my next appt and see if I can lower it without medication by decreasing caffeine and alcohol and increasing my exercise. My hope is it's just a stress-blip, but who the heck knows. If it's not back to normal in 6 weeks, I'll go to my PCP and talk medication. I'd love to hear from anyone who deals with this--what are the implications of managing it with medication?
The good news is that I'm in a size 8 now, wonder of wonders. It's pretty insane how I haven't lost any weight in months, yet I'm still going down in size. I love this band, pain or no pain!