Don't get me wrong, I'm all for listening to your surgeons rules for wound care, what stages of food he/she wants you to follow, but when it comes to my nutrition and health, I am certainly my own advocate. I read a lot and do a lot of researching on the web and from books about what my vitamin and nutrition needs are. Lots of surgeons maybe have a couple classes about nutrition and then, they are on to bigger and better things. As far as nutritionists go, I'm all for taking their advise, if it is given by a nut who specifically has studied in WLS requirements.
I had a women in another support group the other day saying that her surgeon said that Flintstone vits were o.k., so sh is just going to keep taking them, no matter what I said or tried to show her. Some people, you just can't give more informed info too. So, I let her go and said not another word about it, I just hoped for her health. There are lots of people who call themselves nutritionists, and I noticed, that a lot of the nuts people are seeing are the nutritionists for the entire hospital, not a bariatric specific nut. So, listen to your surgeons and nuts, but then do some research, on your own, to see if their recommendations have merit.
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Of the choices we are given, it's no choice at all....