What Happens When One Fat Patient Sees A Doctor

Your Fat Friend
The Establishment
Published in
8 min readMay 2, 2017

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On seeking health care for the first time in years.

II am calm when I make the call to request an appointment with a new doctor. The anxiety sets in with the silence that follows.

In the days leading up to the appointment, I hardly sleep. The weekend is tense and anxious. I withdraw from friends, canceling plans, knowing how…

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Your Fat Friend
The Establishment

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