Thursday, August 25, 2005

Big Fat and Thick

I like dem big and fat and thick
120 de too bony
130 dey too hungry
160 dem girls too small fa me
ya have ta weigh a tonne a get my attention

And on and on it goes. Those are the words from a Crop Over song from a calypsonian Captain Sawyer this year.

So I come across this article today.

This lady in New Hampshire fired off a complaint to the medical board of New Hampshire because her doctor told her she was obese. Imagine that?

The complaint doesn't seem to be about the manner in which the doctor told his patient about her weight issues but the fact that he told her about them and suggested she lose weight. I guess she wasn't ready for him to burst her bubble of delusion.

Come on now. Your doctor is supposed to be the one person to tell you things straight up. You don't want your doctor to be like that knight in Monty Python's Holy Grail who lost a leg fighting and swears it was just a little nick, a mere flesh wound. No if you are at the doctor you want him to give you the results straight. Yes you want him to be sensitive and have a nice bedside manner, which is probably why I'm not in the medical field, but you want the truth.

21 comments:

smallislandgirl said...

She's living in denial and lashing out at the wrong person.
Poor doctor now he may not advise someone else in the future.

YingYang said...

Americans will sue for anything. How some of dem does make it living here in the Caribbean I don't know.

I think my doctor is the one person I would want to tell me the stright up truth about everything to do with my body.

Nikki said...

I thought that was the purpose of going to the doctor? So you can find out the facts of your health. What the hell did she think he was going to tell her? "Oh you're fine, just a little swollen." Get the f*ck outta here.

brooklyn babe said...

Guess the old saying still holds true, the truth hurts.

Abeni said...

Seems like she wanted some tact and from the doc's response it seems he taking some responsibility.But I hardly think its worth bringing a lawsuit

Dr. D. said...

She lucky...Doc coulda did tell her dat she big fat and sour!

(And no, that's no indication of what my bedside manner is like!)

Like dem seh..in America, dem sue fe any foolishness. Problem is, nuff time dem win de damn case! Shaking head.

Campfyah said...

and then when she go and dead of heart attack because ah she weight, she family gine wanna sue, cause de Dr. din advise she tuh loose weight. Only in America

Luke Cage said...

Alot of people will profess that they want to hear the truth, when they know that they don't. The truth can hurt and leave scars, and a woman who's obese, well lets face it. She's not operating with the most highest of confidence to begin with. The direct approach doesn't work with everyone unfortunately. The doc did nothing wrong and she should be ashamed for taking a lawsuit out on that man.

SoftSpoken said...

I guess her weight isn't her only problem...Anyway

titilayo said...

Just to give an alternative opinion on the story as expressed here here. I don't know if I agree with the claims that the doctor is size-ist, but I do agree that I would have a problem if my doctor were to give me health advice and frame it in terms of my likelihood or not to attract a man. I think that's offensive and out of place, and I probably wouldn't go back to that doctor again.

Amadeo said...

That's one problem with America we want to believe we're o.k. just like we are...even if we're all screwed up. Nah, sometimes you ain't alright.

Shotta M said...

She not easy at all...

summer m. said...

what's the world coming to when you can't call fat people fat anymore?

jeez.

button_nose said...

Truth hurts sometimes....

But to sue someone in a position to know your weight gain maybe a hazard to your health.....

I don't think so!

Smooches :)

obifromsouthlondon said...

Ish is getting all crazy. my brother, who's also a doctor, landed in hot water for telling a woman she really didn't need any antibiotics (she had a minor cold).

I must be out da loop. I'm seeing "word verification" everywhere. the spammers really that desperate?

With the lights out said...

Check it out

With compliments...

Cymple said...

unbelievable! LOL

Stunner said...

That over weight woman want someone but a burger in front of her kick har in het batty nd send her running, mek shi go loose some weight.

Imagine her doctor is being honest and looking out for her best interest and she files a complaint because she doesn't want to accept the facts! Dem fi ban har from seeing any doctor!

Sunshine said...

Hi Jdid-The truth hurts. She is obese. What an idiot.

Brotha Buck said...

LOL! You probably know by now that anything over 150 be to big for this brotha.

Mad Bull said...

Truth from doctors is a must!