DB's Medical Rants
I'm really glad that DB brought up the morbidly obese thing. Yeah, I am morbidly obese.
Yes, I have had a horrible time with my weight loss struggles.
Here's the deal. When my medical issues are taken care of, I lose weight. When my medical issues aren't taken care of, I gain weight. I also never seem to have weight stay the same.
Maybe DB and other doctors would have more success with the morbidly obese patients, if they would stop assuming the problem is patient behavior and look further into the patient's health and lifestyle.
The hard part is getting help. Especially with doctors that don't know me and don't try to find out more about me.
As those who have been keeping up with this know, I got a new doctor this year.
He means well, but he really makes some irritating statements sometimes. One included -- "maybe you should work out". That got him the teacher look, as I have been going to the gym pretty close to every day since before January 1. The correct way to handle that, is, what kind of work out are you doing, maybe you need to change it. In my case, the problem was how we were delivering insulin, and he DID get that one right.
When a patient IS doing the right things, then maybe there is an underlieing medical problem. My primary care doctors have NEVER asked me how much I sleep. The allergists have, and tried and tried to send me to a sleep study, but for 5 years, I went to a primary care physician who was doing everything he could to save money, and I have no idea why I didn't insist.
Fixing the sleep would have probably kept me from becoming morbidly obese.
Even when the patient is having some eating issues, maybe fixing some of the medical issues will stop the eating issues. Changing the insulin delivery method did that.
Believe me, I'll be ranting more on this, because I'm a very frustrated patient!