Thanks for all the sweet comments! Today turned out to be pretty great. I have officially lost 33 lbs and MS has lost 41 lbs!!
We are very excited. We were given a little more freedom as far as exercise goes .. we can't lift heavy weights quite yet and we can't do ab work outs for another 2 weeks to give the stitches on the port a few more weeks to heal. We can get in the pool and do some swimming because our incisions are healed up nicely. I can't wait to possibly swim some laps for some serious calorie burning!
I talked to the PA that works with our surgeon about the possibility of an adjustment and she really eased a lot of my fears.
She said that as we lose weight, just like a belt we would wear on our pants, the "belt" on our stomach also gets looser. So the adjustment is just to keep me at the same restriction, not necessarily restricting me even more. She also explained why some people feel tightness after sleeping and some other activities. She said that the saline is constantly traveling around the band and in the catheter (that connects the port to the band) So when you sleep, the saline may settle in the band and it feels tight until eventually that fluid starts to move back around. So I'm feeling better and we are scheduled for our first fill next Tuesday!
We also went to our first support group tonight. Honestly, I feel like all of my readers/fellow band bloggers are more of a support group for me. It was good, we'll go to a few more. During the meeting I kept thinking about how much other blogs have helped me. I really look forward to reading comments that people leave for me and love returning the favor on other blogs. It's such a cool community and I just didn't get that at the support group tonight.
So, thank you for comments and prayers today. It really helped! I'm really feeling blessed all around :) To celebrate our success tomorrow, I'll be wearing a shirt in 1 size smaller than I wore today! YAY!