Comments: Quick Question...

I shit you not, Key, before stepping on the scale I tell the nurse, "Do NOT say it outloud. I'm already depressed enough as it is and you don't want to be responsible for my anti-depressant overdose, do you?"

posted by DeAnna on May 19, 2004 10:35 PM

Well, gaguing from your photo posted last Christmas, I'd say it was jealousy...

I've never had the problems you describe.

But then, *I* am a guy...

posted by Jack on May 19, 2004 10:52 PM

Hmmm. I dunno. I usually look like crap when I go to the doctor.

I assumed it was standard practice. And I think Deanna's comment counts as a second.

posted by Key on May 19, 2004 11:42 PM

Yup. Happens. Every Damn Time.

And I'm fat, unlike you and DeAnna.

I don't think they do that to men.

posted by Beth on May 20, 2004 01:21 AM

Dear Key:

Find another physician. Believe it or not, I actually INTERVIEWED my personal physician from five final candidates, recommended by a friend of mine who's a trauma-surgeon at the local hospital.

I actually GRADED 'em on five categories:

1. Currency and number of diplomas and certificates

2. Ability to deal with specific medical issues (everyone's got something they're watching closely, or should be!)

3. Convenience to my home (that one was easy!)

4. Competence and professionalism of staff.

5. Overall ability to relate to ME.

I started with fifteen. Only five were willing to participate in what I called a 'preclient meeting.' They were the ones I worked with, and I chose one VERY good man from the pack.

See? It CAN work - you just have to take charge of your own medical care.

Don't let 'em tell you "I'm a doctor -- I know best." That's nonsense -- otherwise; we wouldn't have malpractise insurance in America.

Good luck!

- Will

posted by Will on May 20, 2004 04:55 PM

I don't know why they do that either. I have been overweight and I've been thin. Never appreciated having them do that either time.

Next time I go to the Dr. I'll ask. In fact that might even stop it once the realization is there.

What's the worst that can happen?

posted by BeeBee on May 20, 2004 07:02 PM

Naa,Key they are not after you, if they were, the would post your weight on the Web for all to see. Its just a ploy to get you buy into whatever diet plan the doctor is pushing at the time.

posted by James Old Guy on May 20, 2004 07:39 PM

Yes. Nurses hate you. It's nothing personal mind you. But they swore an oath to hate all skinny people.

posted by Adam on May 20, 2004 08:28 PM

You know, that really doesn't bother me too bad when they do that -- what I hate is having to sit bare assed except for one of those silly little things they call a gown on the table for an hour and a half (like I did last year before my physical exam) until they decide to grace you with their presence.

posted by tracey on May 20, 2004 09:30 PM

Hey know, anytime anyone tells me to take a seat...I'm looking for a way out. Don't trust that at all. Know what I mean?

posted by Sam on May 20, 2004 09:49 PM

lol--know what ya mean!

And, thank for the feedback...glad it's not just me.

posted by Key on May 20, 2004 11:40 PM
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