As I previously reported, I had an un-fill on Saturday. I'm not sure how much I have in my band at the moment, but I think it is less than 1 cc. As you can imagine, I was pretty nervous about losing my restriction, but so far, I haven't seen any real difference except for I'm not gagging all night on stomach bile. I have only felt slightly hungry once, last night, when we had pancakes at church and I ate about an hour later than normal. The lack of hunger is pretty consistent with how I felt before the un-fill; I was only hungry then if I didn't eat at the normal time and waited an hour or so longer. I still feel like I have to eat slowly and wait a bit between bites to make sure everything goes down okay. I still get full pretty quickly like I did before.
I'm not sure how long the swelling from the acid and vomiting can last. The acid seems to be completely gone (although I'm finishing the 14-day course of Previcid). So I guess I'll just take it day by day.
Thank you all for commiserating with me yesterday about my small loss last week. I'm really not too upset about it, despite my f-bomb laden post to the contrary. I am pretty happy with my current size and I'm thinking about expanding my wardrobe over the next couple of months. I feel like I'm in my "final size" and I want to go out and start buying things that I won't use all the time, like dresses and skirts. I'm also thinking of buying shorts for the first time in a decade!