How did I let it happen? How did I wake up one day to find myself at 286 pounds and completely miserable in my own body? It happened, I can't blame anyone but me. And only I can fix it. So I am. On December 23, 2009 I had Lap-Band Surgery with Dr. John Marsden. I'm down 100 pounds so far with about 25 to go.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My first "blind" fill

I went today and had my fill, it wasn't bad but it wasn't great either.

I went into the office and filled out some papers, then they took my weight and my blood pressure (108/70 thankyouverymuch!) then I went in to the room where they would do the fill. A very nice lady came in and I told her I was a bit nervous just because this was the first time I'd had a fill with no fluoro. She said she understood and that she would do her best to get me in and out of there. I laid down on the table and showed her exactly where my port is. It is very easy to feel under my skin so I didn't think there would be an issue. She asked if I wanted a numbing shot, but I declined as I've never had to do that before and figured this wouldn't be that much different. She proceeds and I quickly realize there is something not quite right going on, she could not get the needle into my port :( she must've messed with it for several minutes. I'm not normally a wuss about pain but this really hurt!! After me saying "ow!" several times, she finally gave it up and went and got someone else.

The second lady came in and I told her what had happened, she suggested I get numbed and this time I said yes since I was already sore from all the poking before. That made ALL the difference!!! It stung a little bit when I got the numbing shot but then when she put the bigger needle in I didn't feel a thing :) From what I could tell she hit it on the first try and it was all over in the blink of an eye. She gave me .3cc which brings me up to 5.8cc in my 10cc band. The last time when I had to have an unfill I had been at 5.9cc so they did a little less this time in hopes that I won't have any heartburn this time.

So that is my story, and from now on I will have the numbing shot because it was really worth it to me!!

Hope y'all are having a great day :)


  1. The first chick sounds like a bimbo!

  2. Bleh. But I hope that it works out great for you!!

  3. I always get the numbing shot. :) My port is easy to find and access. Still get the shot tho.

  4. *shudder* I'm gonna ask for a numbing shot from now on!

  5. my very first fill was not done under fluoro and it was traumatic to say the least... He poked me atleast 15 times and I never had a numbing shot, he never offered. Here is my blog post I wrote about it along with a picture:

    Long story short, that doc more than likely poked a hole in my tubing, and scammed me out of over $800 in fills where he was putting NOTHING in my band, was just injecting into fatty tissue or plain not injecting anything at all.

    I am glad the second lady was able to easily find your port - never again would I trust anyone to give me a fill not under fluoro- just too much risk, IMO.

  6. I got my first blind fill a couple weeks ago. She had a little trouble, but it wasn't too bad. Sorry you had a sucky experience! Hope this fill helps!