Anyway, onto today's NAWLS Small Bite.
Listen to your body and trust yourself.
While somewhat rare, WLS puts people at risk for complications. If anything concerns you, ignoring it and hoping it gets better may turn something simple into something serious. Your surgeon, or your primary care physician, is often the best judge if something is wrong.
But if you do not agree with your doctor, don't be shy about getting a second opinion. You are responsible for your health. If the solution the surgeon offers does not work, call back. If you are ins erious distress don't be shy about foing to the emergency room. The new you takes care of him or herself and tackles health problems head on. Learn about the common complications that can happen after WLS and avoid uncnecessary suffering.
Action for the day:
If you have medical questions of concerns, call your surgeon or primary care physician today and get them address. You deserve to be healthy and comfortable.
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I am definately not one for sitting back when it comes to talking to both my surgeon and my GP. When I first got sick, I was speaking to the nurse at my surgeons office all the time, and even ringing my surgeon from hospital to ask his opinion if I was allowed to have certain procedures.
I know I am lucky to have an amazing surgeon that offers such support.