I was just called by my GI’s nurse who has been checking up on me weekly for the last few weeks. She asked about fatigue, iron infusions, BM’s, pain etc…. and then asked how my diet was. I told her I am trying to stick to the SCD diet (operative word: trying), and she asked if I would be interested in seeing an IBD dietician. She said she would send off a referral for me.
I am very keen to know if anyone else has seen an IBD dietician, and what they did for you. I was wondering if the dietician would help me with meal plans or weekly diet plans, shopping lists etc or if she would just give me more advice on the SCD (the nurse said the dietician would probably be very knowledgeable in the SCD arena). I’ve just never seen a dietician before so this will be very interesting.
No idea how long until I see her though! Any experiences with IBD dieticians?
It will be very interesting to see how it goes, especially since she is an IBD dietician. I hope she does help with shopping lists etc! Then I can take her shopping list to coles with me and buy only those things! And meal plans and weekly pans would be fantastic….. I think preparation is the key, and I am so bad when it comes to taking care of myself…. I just have to commit more time to organising my diet so I never get caught out in the middle of the city at lunch time with no lunch!
I am usually pretty good and get sushi (minus rice), fish or a chicken salad, but the dressings I’m not so sure about! and then there’s the work afternoon-teas….
Yes I think this one is private too so I will be paying a lot of money to see her because I don't have private health insurance, but maybe one or two consultations will be all that is needed? I will see how much she charges….i think I could justify it if it is going to help me in the long term, especially with food lists etc…
I was on a low-income health care card but when I started fulltime in this position it was taken away L goodbye $5 antibiotics L
The nurse said the dietician works privately but she comes through the hospital too – from what I can gauge she is a private dietician. Similarly, Dr Radford Smith who is my fantastic new GI, is also private…. So it costs a lot of money but when I saw him my parents gave me some $ - they were just so happy to see me receive the proper care.