Re-blog: Quagmire

A reminder to all of us not to judge others. We usually don’t know what they are dealing with.

Behind the White Coat


“Doc, I just can’t keep track of my calories! Whenever I start recording it, I eat more.”

I blinked. Surely not.

“Let me see your record.”

She grimaced but still passed over her smart phone. I scrolled and scrolled and scrolled until I saw her issue.

“You only recorded half of a day!” I looked up at her. “You didn’t even really try, did you?”

Uncomfortable silence. Then tears started falling.

She is in the extremely morbidly obese category. In the over ten years that I have been her physician she has never lost weight and kept it off for any significant length of time, even though she says she wants to, even though she says that she understands that she needs to.

She is a genuinely nice person, beautiful inside and out, but her health is going to fail if we don’t address the weight. I don’t expect her…

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Author: Joanne Corey

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