Sunday, July 19, 2009


*************Warning: This post will contain rather unsavory information about one of the downfalls of the lap bad*******************

Today I had my first major "Stuck" episode and PB (productive burp). It hurt! I decided to give lunch meat a try as it's fairly soft and moist. I forgot one of THE most important rules of the lap band; chew, chew, chew and then chew some more. I don't know what I was thinking, clearly I wasn't. As soon as I swallowed I panicked and realized I hadn't chewed it enough. Then the pain came and I knew I was stuck and had blocked the hole the food passes through to my stomach. I immediately felt nauseous and ran to the bathroom. I'm not trying to be overly gaphic but I know when I was researching lap band I wanted to know what a PB was like. It's not a full on vomit, some people truly do just burp up whatever is stuck. I coughed and out it came. It hurt for a good 10 minutes after that but it was over. Phew. THe rest of today and early tomorrow I'll stick to liquids to be kind to my pouch, it's not very happy right now.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear that, Colleen. I guess that once you've had the experience, you'll probably do your level best not to repeat it! :) That does remind me of one of the things the surgeon told me at our meeting - the dietary requirements and room for error (not chewing enough) are far tougher for lap band patients than bypass. Congrats on your progress so far, you look great!