Archive for the ‘Obesity’ Category

Seriously Disturbing

Monday, April 16th, 2012


So, I was with a sense of disgust that I read THIS article over the weekend on women who are losing weight last minute before their weddings by using a 24/7 NG tube feed – where their calories are limited to 800 per day. This bothers me 1). Because they will immediately pile this weight back on as soon as the tube is yanked, 2) . That they are too lazy or uncommitted to controlling their caloric intake on their own, 3). That there are health care providers out there that will offer this service, and 4) That the wedding industry has become so over the top that everyone wants a fairy tale celebrity type wedding to the point that they will do anything to squeeze into a tiny dress they will never ever be able to wear again afterwards. Also, it is not without risk.

Do men get all amped up about it like this? I would say NO. We just want to get the dang ceremony over as soon as possible and go on the honeymoon!


New Winner

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

I have a new nominee for the world’s stupidest chief complaint:


26 year old man who states his “penis is getting smaller”.


He had gained about 50 lbs in weight and I had to tell you that the penis loses apparent length when you get fat. It seemed to really motivate him to get back in shape.


Self Awareness

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Me: *Walks into room*

Obese Patient: “Doc, before you say anything, I realize that I’m a total fat-ass. “