I had an interesting talk with my Dr. at my appointment this week. Here at home we were doing research on using Twitter and Facebook as social mediums for business (it's for an article) and I know that my surgeon recently started doing a radio ad that hits the Boston listening area, so I was curios what his thoughts were on him having a facebook fan page or Twittering. If businesses do these things correctly it can reach a generation of people that aren't listening to the radio and don't read print ads. He was very curious about it, but he said the reason he hasn't done it yet is because he didn't want potential or current patients to be put off by it, or think it is in poor taste. I guess I am unique in this because I don't think that at all. He asked me a favor and would like me to ask my fellow banders their opinion, what would you think? I don't know how many of you even Twitter, but would that upset you if your surgeon Twittered..? Kind of a random topic, I know..
Also at this appointment we were discussing my "sweet spot". I did very well on the weight loss front, but I explained to him that after my last appointment 1 month ago, I felt amazing restriction, I was doing very well, feeling pretty satisfied and still losing, but after about the 2nd week or so, the restriction started to change, and so did my appetite, so for the last week and a half or so before my appointment, I was struggling starting to see a bounce effect on the scale.
He explained that I should have called to get in for another fill at that point, especially because I noticed the change immediately, and he said the reason that happens is because I did have a good weight loss, and as you lose weight, the band does start to release a bit..it was something to do with the fat in the stomach.
So I thought that was interesting.
I have been trying to start an organic veggie garden with seedlings, but there is a particular little field mouse that is munching on some of the little sprouts, and he is particularly fond of my broccoli! The garden is all tilled and ready to go, I am just going to wait a few more days I think in case of any frosts.
Well..I hope everyone is doing wonderful and have a good day :)
3 months ago