I had my first band fill this week. I was very nervous about it. But, I've recently made contact with an old friend who has had the band for 3 years and with his help and advice, calmed myself down. It wasn't so bad. I didn't feel the needle at all (good thing) but did feel the nurse removing the air and then putting the saline solution in. That is a very weird feeling for sure. I did have pain at the puncture site, but for the most part it went well.
What I wasn't so happy about is that I hit a plateau weight loss wise. The doctor did warn me but it still ticked me off. It just means I have to buckle down and exercise more.
So my stats so far, I am down to 277.8 by the doctors scale and 274.8 by my scale. (I like mine better) So I'm hovering around 40 lbs gone so far. I took my measurements and I'm down over 6 inches all over. I'll take that for sure.
So, more exercise and less food. I can and will do this.