to fill or not to fill.

So, my next fill is scheduled for February 9th (where they inject more saline into my lap band to make it tighter, for those non-banders out there:). Dr. Nye thinks this will be the last fill I will need for a while, plus it will most likely be my last one before the move. This was all fine and dandy until I discovered that I would be flying to Texas for Bryan’s graduation 2 days later. For some people, flying can cause the band to get tighter (something to do with the altitude, wonder if the elevation in Vegas is going to be an issue?!). I have flown once before with the band, back in November 2008 but I only had about 1/2 the fill I do now. I don’t remember having any extra tightness then, but that was the trip with the fateful crescent roll pb experience. Hmm…wonder if they were linked?! Probably not, that was probably just me being stupid…LOL!

So, I called and left a message for Rose in Dr. Nye’s office today (I had to call over my EFMP paperwork anyway). I am leaning towards scheduling the fill the week I get back, just in case. I’d really hate to get to Texas and not be able to eat my beloved *real* Mexican food at least once. Being stuck on liquids all weekend due to irritation would totally suck! On the other hand, last time I went to San Antonio for Thanksgiving I came back 4 pounds heavier. Decisions, decisions…

3 Comments

  1. Amy

    I am interested to hear what Dr. Nye says bc I have always thought that was a load of crap (the flying part)…and in people’s heads. Of course, what do I know. But even if it did get tighter, wouldnt it loosen up once you were on the ground?

    Choices!

  2. cassie

    I would wait to get filled til you got back. that way you can enjoy your mexican one last time before you move and so you wont hurt on the plane. the pain being the biggest factor.

Thoughts?