Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My First Fill!

I just got back from getting my first fill.  What a strange sensation when it was being filled.  It was super subtle but I could feel something changing.  The nurse practitioner had to make 2 attempts to access my port.  I believe that she gets a little skiddish at times, being that when she had to remove my stitch, she was unable to do it, and knicked me a little before giving up and having the surgeon take care of it.  Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with nurse practitioners, I just think this one gets a little self doubting of her abilities at times.  The fill itself was not painful at all.  I did not even feel her insert the needle.  Not even a little bit... either time.  I didn't really even bleed really, just a couple specks on the gauze and that was it.  I am on liquids for the rest of the day, and I have had some water and a protein shake.  I feel the restriction now.  It's going to be weird to see what it feels like once I actually have food.  Any words of advice for a first fill from my veterans??

4 comments:

  1. Take very little bites, chew the hell out of your food and then chew again before you swallow...

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  2. I'm heeding your advice as we speak. Chew chew chew then chew some more!

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  3. Glad you had your first fill and it wasn't too bad of an experience! I second Nora's advice!

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  4. It def wasn't terrible. It def takes a little getting used to. I def find it tighter in the mornings and such. It hasn't even been a week since I was filled but I'm already contemplating if I'll need another one when I see the NP on Aug 1st.

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