Well I guess that is because we don't have enough health issues. I am over 250 and haven't seen a doctor beyond an occassional cold to get over quicker. On the other hand, my daughter who is 115lbs has been to the hospital for drinking too much, been to therapist for binging and purging. and only 25. My husband has had back surgery, hepatitis and his treatment, pain pump implant, and treatment for 30 years of depression. So who has insurance paid out the most for in this family. I walk just fine, so why would some one injure themselves with me. Maybe her office is not set up well, (idk). Just cannot figure that one out. Besides don't they stand to make more money off a pt with heart problems and diabetes??? What ever. Sounds like prejudice to me. I like what a previous poster said. They treat child molestors, and criminals and more, but because I carry extra pounds, she can't see me. Oh well. Then Insurance companies don't carry me either. Well, they would have made money on me for the last 30 years over lots of other thin people I know. Sounds a bit messed up to me, but what do I know, I am just one example. But I have never been part of any study,. so where do all these studies get their numbers anyway????? Oh by the way, my mother is 74 and over 220 and has never seen doctor for anything major either. So this doctor should get over her issues. She is no better than any of the rest of us.View Thread
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