That is the question.
I have been struggling since my second fill but shortly before my 3rd fill I thought that everything was worked out. However, I think I am sliming too much. I've had my worst 2 episodes since fill number 3 on Jan. 12th. The first episode happened when I was eating out with a couple of friends (who don't know about the band). I believe that it was a result of eating too fast and not chewing enough. I have a very hard time remembering I am a banded person once I get out and start socializing at a restaurant. I know that it is old habit to eat and talk and not be mindful, so I know that I probably brought that one on myself. It is the first time however that it has resulted in a honest-to-god throw up though. That was scary and I was incredibly uncomfortable (not to mention the 30 minutes I spent in the bathroom that I had to try to explain to my dinner companions).
The second episode happened on Saturday. I had my normal protien shake for breakfast around 8am (I have found that I cannot eat solid food in the morning anymore). Then I met a my girlfriend for brunch/lunch and shopping around 11:30. We went to a nearby restaurant and I ordered the huevos rancheros (eggs scrambled). The dish came out (it included eggs, chorizo and black beans on a tortilla smothered in green chili and melted cheese - I know not great). I was being very mindful and took really small bites of only the egg with green chili and some cheese. No tortilla. No chorizo. Just little bites. I had about 3 small bites - spaced out - and immediately went to the bathroom where I had a sliming/throw up incident to rival the earlier one. What the hell? It seems to have gotten to a point that the only food that doesn't cause me to slime is liquid (protien shakes) and mushy (tuna salad). If it is solid, I almost always slime just a little (if not more).
BUT, I do not have heartburn or GERD and I can drink with no problem (even more than sipping). So....do I get a teeny unfill? Or, do I wait it out til my next appt. in April? I really hate to spend so much time in the bathroom, especially when I am out socializing with friends. But my level of restriction does not seem to fall in the same catagory as Gen's or some others who have recently had trouble.
What I am concerned about is that even with the difficulty eating solid food, I am not losing weight. I have stalled out again and not lost any more in the last 2 weeks. Is it possible that because I cannot eat solids easily that I am stuck because I have been satiating my hunger with sliders? Would I be better off with a little unfill so I can eat more solids? Or, am I just a huge woosie?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am still really trying to learn how to use my band and I am frustrated as hell at this point.
In other news, it was a balmy -14 degrees here in Denver as I drove to work this morning. Have I ever told you all how much I hate Colorado sometimes?