Remember back pre-band when you could just eat without thinking about it? Now I do realize that is what got me into so much trouble to begin with, but it sure was simple! I could just decide what sounded good, obtain it, put it in my mouth and it always went from there to my stomach without incident. I didn't have to calculate how long it had been since I'd had something to drink. I didn't have to eat slowly, even if I was starving. I didn't have to take a bite so small that I wasn't even sure it was actually in my mouth. I didn't have to chew, chew, chew until it was ground so tiny it could easily pass through a space the diameter of a drinking straw. Nothing ever got "stuck" going down. And I never, ever, ever PB'd after getting stuck on bite #2 of a meal.
It goes without saying that the arrival of TOM never meant that I would be unable to consume food for 24 hours or more.
I hate to say it, but sometimes having a lap-band is a pain in the ass!
Don't get me wrong - I love my lap-band and I'm so glad I have it. I also know that the veteran bandsters say that stuck & PB episodes decrease with time and experience. But sometimes I do miss the mindless eating...