According to this post, the polar vortex (or something similar) is returning later this month. Not that there will be snow, but they’re predicting a 10 to 20 degree drop in temperature. We’re being forecast a temperature of 78°F next Tuesday and if it happens, it’ll be a nice break from the 90s of this week. It was cloudy here yesterday which kept the temperature down a bit. The lawn guy didn’t die of heatstroke and my drive to Springfield was fairly pleasant.
I went to my surgeon’s office yesterday. Started with Wendy, my favorite encouraging nurse practitioner. Even when I’m in tears because this is my failure, she insists I haven’t failed. The band has failed and they aren’t even doing lap-band surgery there anymore. It was thought that it would help stop over-eating but it never worked that way. And it prevents you from eating good, healthy foods. I still can’t eat most raw vegetables. Lap-band proponents are now saying that it might decrease appetite, which has never really been my issue. I’m having reflux again which is a sign of a too-tight band. Wendy says that even with the weight gain, my band ought not to be too tight. So I guess that’s the band’s fault.
They’re removing a lot of bands, even more so than when I was last in there with the port flip. And apparently mine needs to come out, too. Whether or not I decide to go ahead with any additional surgery, the band is scheduled to come out August 11th. If I can find someone to drive me. Always an issue down here. I’m hoping my neighbor will, but her dad has been sick so I’m not sure whether that will work.
I have mixed feelings. Of course. Part of me wants to just wait until the band causes more trouble to spend money to take it out. As far as we can tell, it’s not infiltrating my stomach wall. That’d be a really bad thing, however. Probably better to get it out now.
Maybe the polar votrex will be here by then and make recovery a bit more comfortable.