I went for my second fill today. It was very different from my first. He again had me stand and it hurt this time when he stuck the needle in. I got .5 cc. He put in a whole one but backed 1/2 back out after I told him that really slowed things down. He said that the research says conservative is best. So I sit with 5 cc. I noticed on the way home that my water was slower to go down. Here's to hoping that this will do it. OK back to my fill story (I must have the most eventful fills... remember the marinade injector? I said that it hurt this time going in... well when he pulls it out he has the bandaid package in his hand opening it at the same time. He yanks out the needle and blood starts spewing out of the hole hitting the cabinent. He puts the bandaid paper of the stream (because they are so absorbant) and tells me to hold it there. Blood is running down on my pants as I am standing this whole time. We finally get dressing on it and he nochalantly says "nothing to worry about, the aorta is normally deeper than that needle goes." WTF why would he say that? Needless to say, I was ready to leave!
On another note, I was graced with the great fortune of having two doctor appointments in one day! So after I left my surgeon, I drove the hour to see my PCP. I got great news at my PCP. NO MORE MEDS! I have officially been taken off my diabetes med, blood pressure med, and cholesterol med. He said we will do labs in 6 months to check on the cholesterol and if I need something it will be a lot less potent than the Lipitor. This PCP visit is worth every bit of pain that this surgery caused!