There’s an article making the rounds in the bariatric community. Have you seen it? Here’s a little snippet (following the guidelines of the publication’s web site for the content to be shared):
by John Kelly, IV, MD
Our patients are getting bigger and bigger. Not only is the obesity epidemic to blame, but the abundance of food, protein shakes and the steroid craze are generating larger and larger patients. I worry when I do surgery on these behemoths because complications increase and exposures are truly more difficult.
See the remainder of this article here… August, 2011 Cutting Remarks.
You’ll be required to sign up for a free membership to get access to the complete article – which I think EVERYONE do. And then, after you’ve read it – and you’ve allowed the steam to clear – add a comment on just how irate you are about the content.
For those of us who have lived our lives as the MO or SMO sub-population – it’s no surprise when we encounter discrimination. Maybe what surprises us more is when we DON’T encounter it.
So I want to know – when have YOU encountered discrimination because of your size/weight? Let’s hear it! Because honestly – I’ve heard more than once in the past few weeks that discrimination against the MO doesn’t happen any more – that it’s a thing of the past. I’m pretty sure it isn’t, and I’d love you to help me prove a point.