Thursday, 11 March 2010

Feeling Poorly, But Less Portly

When I went to bed last night I felt a little nauseous but passed it off as perhaps having eaten either a) too much or b) something that disagreed with me/the band. I haven't felt much better today and have just got up from a lovely two-hour nap - just me and the hot water bottle - while hubby took care of the small boy.

When I saw my surgeon for the fill I asked him what would happen if I ever needed to vomit. He basically said it wouldn't happen from my lower stomach as the band acts as a physical barrier, therefore everything that needed to come out would just have to come out the other end. I guess that's what's happening to me now. I think without the band I would have been able to throw up and perhaps would have felt better much more quickly, but such is life!

And on a brighter note - the scale rewarded me again this morning:

17st 1lb - 239lbs - BMI 39.8 (nice to be down into the 230s)
That's 23lbs in total.
It's looking increasingly like I will get my wish of being '16 stone-something' in time for small boy's first birthday on the 20th. And as my tummy upset has left me with no appetite, it could happen sooner than expected.


  1. I hope you feel better soon! I hope you feel better in time for your son's birthday! 20th definitely seems reasonable for getting whatever it is out of your system, though.

  2. Aww - feel better Justine! Congrats on the loss - you are really doing great :)

  3. I am sorry you are sick :(...I have had stomach upset a few times post band it sucks.

  4. Thats great! btw your blog title was cute!

  5. Thanks for all your wishes - I'm feeling much better this evening.

  6. Congrats on the weight loss. I started to vomit this morning but only brought up the stuff that would be in my band. I guess your doc is right that the band would keep all that other crap in the lower stomach. I am afraid though that something moved although they say they stitch it in.

    Hope you feel better soon. Yeah for March birthday's (mines the 15th)

  7. Glad to read that you're on the mend.