I am still waiting to get a fill. I was scheduled for Dec 26th when the office called to cancel as they weren't going to be in the day after Christmas (which I stressed when making the appt to begin with but they insisted they would be there). Then they rescheduled for the following week. Got a call from the office saying they had to cancel again. My authorization for the fill had expired at the end of the year and we would have to get a new one. I haven't called them back yet to see if they got the new authorization. I will call on Monday to see if it is in place. I plan on getting a small fill, probably asking for a .25. I am at 6cc in a 10cc band. I am at a really good place. I stay full for aprox. 5 hours (depending on what I eat), and I am able to get everything down if I follow the simple bandster rules. I have only been stuck really once, about a month and a half ago. It was after my last fill and I ate a piece of steak that was too well done and probably a little too big of a bite. Since then, no issues. I know I am very close to my sweet spot though. I can feel food go down a little slow if it is hard protein (chicken or other meat) and I don't go slowly. I think I need the small fill though because my portions are still a little larger than I would like. I think the .25 will be perfect. Hopefully my PA will agree.
In non band related news I started a new semester of school today. I have been taking a few classes here and there to try to get into a medical coding certificate program. All of my classes in past semesters have been online. Until this morning. The only thought I had while sitting in that class was "I am way too old for this." At 29 I was within the 5 oldest people in the class (out of like 40). And to make it worse....they are using those horrible little desks that I remember from elementary school.
While I have been feeling pretty good about losing 30 lbs lately, there is nothing like putting you in your place that your still fat than this horrible little invention. And whats worse is that while walking up to it, it looks bigger than it really is. I'm thinking in my head, "It's not that small, I will fit in it with plenty of room to spare." Yeah, not so much. I barely squeezed in. A good reminder that although I am on my way, I still have a long ways to go. The instructor made us get to know one other person in class and then introduce them to everyone else (hate these types of things!), reminds me of high school. Again thinking to myself, "I am way too old for this." These introductions of fellow classmates led to the highlight of the class for me when one guy (probably 18, just out of high school) said, "I'm single, bilingual, and ready to mingle."Classic. Again I said to myself, "I am REALLY too old for this."