So, I went to the doctor for a physical today. He was asking me a bunch of questions, looking down at his chart and writing answers down when I told him that I changed to a vegan diet. Suddenly, he looked up from my chart and smiled. "That's awesome! Congratulations!" - he said that it was a great choice and he was happy for me for being able to do it. I began to ask him about my nutrients (especially iron) and he said that as long as I was eating my leafy greens and beans that I should be JUST FINE. He didn't even seem one bit concerned. He said that he would double check my B-12 and iron with my blood test, but that I should be a-ok. (I was low iron even before going veg, so I am curious to see if I still am)
Only problem - I am not a good needle patient. TWO nurses couldn't get a darn vein! One said I was one of her most difficult cases (and she does pediatrics!) So, I have to go back on my next day off to try, try again with the bloodwork. I'll keep you posted... if they ever catch a vein!