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I don't go back to the surgeon until the 6 month appointment. They didn't say anything about blood work.

When did you get labs drawn to check for deficits? Is it annually after that?

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Min3 is 3 months, 6 months and then if things check out perfect, yearly the rest of your thinned- down life! I was getting weekly blood draws while I had my PICC line and was on TPN, so they used the appropriate ones to satisfy the quota. Mine were drawn at the hospital😝

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I got checked at 3 months and 6 months. Then at 12 months, and then annually after that.

I did have a two week and one month visit, though.

I actually had a lot more visits because I had complications, but the two week and one month was regularly scheduled to check incision sites, etc.

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I get the lab slip at my 4 month appointment so that the results are available at my 6 month appointment. Nurse says they expect patients to be nutritionally deficient for the first 6 months

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My PA told me they only do labs if there is problems. I'm like what? Will probably insist at my 6 month checkup. Love my PA though.

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59 minutes ago, gabybab said:

My PA told me they only do labs if there is problems. I'm like what? Will probably insist at my 6 month checkup. Love my PA though.

Whaaaa? How do they know if there's a problem without labs? lol. You could have a Vitamin deficiency without any symptoms (like I did with Vitamin D).

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Like I said, I will insist on labs. I agree with you. 😊

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