Today I went to a doctor (not my normal doctor) because I have a cold.
This is actually the 3rd time that I’ve been to the doctor in a week because I haven’t been menstruating at all for 6 months, and my normal doctor is running tests to figure out why.
Last week when I went to my regular doctor to discuss my results he went over everything that he had tested, and commented on how healthy I am.
He pointed out that all my levels on every test that he had run were normal except for the one thing that we already knew wasn’t normal, and even that wasn’t that bad.
Not once did he bring up my weight.
Not once did he discredit my health because I am “overweight.”
Then, while at the doctor I saw today (who is a woman who recently lost a good 110 pounds) the subject of my missing period came up. She immediately credited it to my being overweight, and dismissed it as such.
I was enraged.
I could have exploded.
What could be a cyst, cancer, sterility, my uterus dropping, or a million other maybe-severe health problems is automatically discredited because I am overweight.
I immediately became defensive saying, “Well, when I was 128 pounds, before I was on birth control, I didn’t have periods either. So, I doubt that it’s my weight causing this.”
She stuck to her opinion, and again dismissed anything I would say.
Needless to say, I will not return to her.
I am disappointed that a that this beautiful woman has such a mindset, and feels the need to force it onto her patients and to not look further into their health needs because of it.
So here’s my “screw you!”
I am fat and happy and sexy and proud.
And I refuse to have my health discredited because I weight 215 pounds.
I know my body, and I love it.
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!