Ticker to Goal

Monday, 1 October 2012

So a date and a fill ...

I pegged it out of school today and drove like a demon to get to my fill appointment on time. After the fiasco of trying to book an appointment last week, I wanted to arrive a few minutes early and speak to the nice friendly clinic staff about the problematic booking hotline from the main hospital.
The hospital is a LONG way away and I have not been there post op at all, it used to all managed through the local clinics but now you have to ring the evil booking hotline - seriously you get better customer service from call centres in India.
The second I started complaining/whinging the lovely receptionist says she knows just who I was talking about. Yes she has no people skills and she will pass my concerns along to the client liaison officer about customer satisfaction.
I went, got weighed (those scales hate me but I have clothes on and have always been eating/drinking)
The nurse came and asked if I wanted the whole 0.3 ml I had out back in. I've been pondering this. I need a fill but the last few days (TOTM) and after getting a little stuck last week, I am in no rush to be overly tight. I loved the first week after the band release how much more freedom I had and pondered if I had been too tight. I did not discuss my rational with the nurse, I said no and she said, fine we will go for 0.15ml and add another 0.1 next month if you need it.
I was hungry driving home. :o( I had 1 and 1/2 low fat sausages for dinner and 1 homemade chocolate chip cookie from my test batch for my pampered chef whip cancer fundraiser on Friday. Several hours later I am still very content. There are 6 yummy cookies sitting on the side in the kitchen and I am not bother. Please let this feeling last now.

There isn't very long (3 weeks 2 days) to a superly significant day in my banded life. Inspired by Mari, I need to get to 41.5 lbs lost by then. Just over halfway. 4.2 lbs to go. Can I do it? We can but see but I am going to work damned hard to try.

I went on my date. I worked myself into a right state before hand. I was properly panicking that he wouldn't like me. He did. I did. We chatted about random stuff and deep stuff. I had already told him I'd had surgery but wouldn't tell him anymore until we met so I explained about bands, how they work and how brilliant mine has been for me. I told him about my blog and you wonderful people and how gutted I was not being with you in Chicago. (Seriously, tell me what weekend and city and I will be there next year, work be damned!) He's never been to the states so I told him about my experiences of California, New York and Florida and how one day I am going to drive across the US and come visit as many of you as I can. He told me about his work and how he hates it and how he wants to do something else. He told me about things he likes to do and we made lots of jokes and generally had a great time. There may have been a little kissing in the car park before home time and there may have been quite a few texts since. Watch this space. xx

9 comments:

twenty kilos to go said...

Yay! How exciting for you! I would love to go to the Boobs trip too! It is always during school time for me too! But, maybe next year I will use my long service leave and join you! I am so glad that you feel that you can be honest with this guy! I love that feeling of a new relationship!

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

I am so excited about your date! And your fill has great potential! Yay for You!

o.c. bandster said...

Yeah! Sounds like a good date!

RockBand Barbie said...

So wish you could have been with us in Chicago! Sounds like you had a nice date :)

MandaPanda said...

Sounds like a great date!!

Hope this fill stays just where it is :)

Mari said...

So glad the date went well! I'll email you back tomorrow when I have a minute. Love x

Harmony said...

Glad the date went well. Kissy, kissy in the car is fun.

Excellent report on the fill.

Ronnie said...

I love that you're so upfront about your surgery - it took me about a month to tell my guy. So much better to get it over with, right? :)

I love that you're seeing him again... right now! Let us know how date 2 goes. :D

Ronnie said...

Oh, and you were definitely missed in Chicago! (NOW your inbox is sufficiently full of Ronnie Ramblings. lol)