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So I went to the doctor.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

because I have been having menopausal (I thought) problems and have been feeling very drained and exhausted lately. I was expecting for her to tell me something comforting and deal with my medical issue. After examining me, blah, blah, blah, did an office procedure (which I saw stars from, I should have pulled her tongue out of her mouth), I digress, all she tells me is that I am suffering because I am fat, fat, fat, fat. Isn't that nice to hear? You are FAT, that is why you have this. You are FAT, that is why you have that. I quote: "You are so fat, you really should have a sleeve gastrectomy, that would save your life". First of all, I am not dead yet, and second of all, the only sleeve that I am going to have is long sleeves, short sleeves, or sleeveless. I came out of there feeling sick to my stomach, humiliated, etc. I told her I changed all of my eating habits and lost 4 pounds this week, just eating healthier and walking. I couldn't do too much exercise because of this bleeding problem.

Oh but no, 4 pounds isn't enough. You have to be a size 2, with no fat on your body, and have bariatric surgery to accomplish that. I am so sick of tired of people telling me that. Everyone I knew ( I say knew), that was overweight had bariatric surgery. They are all a size 2, showing themselves off, not eating anything anymore and they look at you like you are a blimp because you eat food. Oh they never eat anymore, and their confidence is way off the map that they won't even bother with an obese person anymore.

It really upsets me, but I am going to continue eating healthy and exercising, and eating real food in moderation. I am going to be healthy but I am going to do it my way, not the way society wants me to do it. We all have medical problems, and not all is caused by obesity, but I thank God everyday for what he has given me, and I am truly blessed, and in His time, I will reach my goal with His help.
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  • BLESSED714
    Thank you so much for all of your support and comforting words. It is good to hear positive things. Thanks again. emoticon
    1957 days ago
    1958 days ago
    Get a new doctor. I've been a nurse for over 30 years and have never seen anyone who had any type of surgical intervention NOT go through some major problems!! You are on the right track and if she could not hear 4 pounds in one week ...she's deaf or ignoring you!!! You CAN do this!!! Keep Sparkin'!!
    1958 days ago
    Well, eating healthy and exercise is the best way.

    And getting a new doctor might help!

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    Stay strong, Val. 4 pounds in a week is great!!!
    1958 days ago
    There is nothing worse then a trusted MD calling you fat!! I hate seeing it everywhere on my medical records too--instead of letting it bother me I just use it as motiviation to get the darn weight off and to prove to them that I can!!! Hugs and Im so sorry you had to go through that!!!
    1958 days ago
    Sometimes I think doctors just say that to move get to their next appointment as quick as possible.
    You keep doing it the healthy way and forget everyone who won't accept it.
    1958 days ago
    Switch doctors. You know your body better than anyone, if something doesn't feel right there might be something wrong. And yes we know when we are fat....we are not blind. I know that after my hysterectomy I felt alot better. Then after I followed my sparkpeople nutrition goals I felt tons better. I used to struggle with feeling tired and trying to stay awake, after I started eating right and getting the proper amount of protein in my body, it helped tremendously. Follow the nutrition goals for a month or so with 20 minutes of exercise 3 times a week. As you progress you will feel better. If you still feel something is wrong.....go to another doctor. Good luck. I hope you feel better.
    1958 days ago
    I feel your pain. I haven't had a doctor say that to me before, even though I am 80 pounds overweight. I did have a doctor yell at me once because she couldn't figure out what was really wrong with me - similar symptom to you - severe exhaustion. I have a great doctor now that identified my problem in less than 15 minutes. In two weeks, with medication, my exhaustion problem was on the mend (it took several months before I was back to normal though). I wasn't menopausal, but my hormone cycles were doing weird things to my inner workings. Good luck with your progress and your exhaustion.
    1958 days ago
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