My letter to the editor of Elle
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I have been really opinionated lately for some reason. I mean, I'm usually opinionated, don't get me wrong! But lately I've actually been writing a lot to the magazines I subscribe to.
I'm an addict so I subscribe to Cosmo, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Fitness, Shape, Self, Parenting, and Health. (I might even be forgetting one or two, forgive me, lol)
So I opened up this issue's Elle and there's one of my letters! From Amber K., Portland, OR HEY ! That's me!
I wrote in response to an article about a woman who kept losing weight for no reason. The doctors kept blowing her off and just telling her to eat more. She WAS eating! (Turns out it was some sort of bacteria).
It just reminded me of other doctors who have blown people off. "You have a headache? It's because you're fat, lose weight." "Your stomach hurts? You're tiny, so you're probably just hungry, eat something."
I know doctors are busy, but blowing off patients isn't going to help anyone! (Note: to all of you amazing doctors and nurses who actually take the time to listen to patients. You're are awesome! Keep up your fantastic work.)