Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Since I just showed up un-announced at my PCP's office yesterday morning, I ended up seeing a doctor I had never seen before. Good doctor. But, I couldn't help but to notice that he made eye contact with me, listened attentively, and genuinely seemed to care about my pain and helping me to get better. Here's my question: Do doctors really treat thin people better? Is it that I'm more confident? I definitely was not going to take "no" for an answer. But before I even started in, everything was different with this visit. I have to tell you, when I was really sick a couple of years ago (and at almost 300 lbs), I was so frustrated because I felt like no one was listening! Now, at 176 lbs (and sitting there in my red bra and panties... that was just for you Draz...)- I for 100% absolute certain got MUCH better treatment. I'm preaching to the choir. I know, I know....studies about this... yada yada yada. But it still pisses me off. I hope I'm not a fatist. I seriously want to go up to overweight women who look miserable, and tell them there is a way out! I am so grateful to be where I'm at.