Fat discrimination in healthcare

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I have to vent. I have to say this. This needs to be said.

I am sick and tired of doctors associating and dismissing everything if you are a patient who is overweight, to you being overweight.

Yes, I am overweight by medical standards. I know that. I know how much I weigh, I know my BMI. But I also know that I eat well and I exercise. So, while my weight may not fit into your box, if you actually looked at the food and exercise I log, instead of down your nose at me, you might discover something else. You know, something you might discover if you actually PRACTICE medicine. What if fat is a symptom and not the cause?

I have PCOS. I have autoimmune antibodies. Antibodies attacking my optic nerve. Antibodies attacking my connective tissue, scleroderma. Scleroderma has caused me to have gastroparesis. Gastroparesis makes me eat a low residue diet. Low fiber.

So when Im suffering from excruciating stomach pain and you look at me and assume I need to eat better, eat more fiber, that’s actually the WORST thing I could do. That would cause an obstruction. It could kill me. I know it goes against everything you’ve been taught about how the body works and what we should eat, but guess what? Its how MY body works. Try actually living against all the things you’ve been taught about eating.

All bodies are different and should be treated as such. I know you’re taught to look for horses and not zebras, but zebras exist. A zebra is never going to be a fucking horse no matter how much you try to make it one.

Rant over.

No Shit

My great grandfather died from a brain bleed from pushing too hard during a bowel movement. That’s a true story, ya’ll.

Now because I am constipated and I have a brain that loves the dabble in the morbid, Im actually afraid Im about to suffer the same fate.

Ive got a real problem here and I swear Ive tried everything. Drinking warm water, apricots, prunes, smoking, coffee, Juicy Juice, stool softeners, Miralax, Metamucil, milk of magnesia, ducolax, McDonald’s…

This is awful.

Misery.

This could be a form of torture.

And yes, I did type this from the toilet.