One of my biggest pet peeves is the amount of false information that goes around the internet. Granted, there are places you can go on the internet to find accurate information but it takes time to find and weed out the bullshit. Whats even worse is that people will beleive just about anything they read, ESPECIALLY, on facebook or any support group out there, which turns out 99.9% of the time to be complete bullshit.
If you have been here before then you know that I had Gastric Sleeve surgery in September of 2014 and have lost a substantial amount of weight. I belong to a couple of "online" "support" groups and I can not tell you how absolutely annoying some of the morons that belong to them can be. I suppose that if you have no other support then they will have to do BUT, please do yourself a favor and look up information from credible sources or even better yet, Talk to your doctor or nutritionist for the truth as it pertains to you. After all, we are all individuals and have different needs.
Some of the misinformation and seriously dumb shit I have read on some of these so called "support" groups lately run the gamut from, Your pouch CAN NOT stretch out, to Im sick all of the time, to can I still drink soda (really? you can't drink anything else?). I guess what I am saying is that I just do not understand some people...How can you want a life changing operation only to keep the same old habits? And as far as if your stomach can stretch back out, Yes Virginia, it certainly can if you keep eating like a pig, which, is probably why you are sick all of the time, maybe it has something to do with that soda you refuse to stop drinking?
Other lovely forms of misinformation that run amuck on the internet are; Rawhide being poisonous to dogs, what your pet can and cannot eat, what is wrong with your pet. The majority of which is all, or at least 90% incorrect. There is NO substitute for picking up your cell phone (remember you can still make a call from those cell phones) and dialing your vet's number if you want to know the TRUTH of what is and is not good for your animals.
While I completely understand that people, for the most, part have every good intention in the world with spreading these falsities, we are probably the stupidest and most gullible of all species. We only want to believe the worse of things, we find some strange comfort in believing the worst and completely inaccurate information.
So in ending, please folks, do yourself a favor, before you start "sharing" the bullshit, do a little homework, look some things up, see if what you are sharing is crap or legit. Stop spreading the rumors and lies, a little common sense goes a long way these days!