Jun 26, 2013, 12:38 PM, Posted by Najaf Ahmad
He made a remark that I found deeply cutting and hard to digest (no pun intended). “You’re overweight. You need to do something about it”. OK, he didn’t use the word “overweight.” He actually used the “F” word. Fat.
I was taken aback. I was upset and hurt. I really didn’t believe him. Sure, I’d gained some weight, but not that much. I certainly wasn’t gorging on cronuts, sconuts and cookie dough batter. (Although I guess I had rekindled my affair with Ben and Jerry.)
Besides, was a doctor really supposed to be saying this to me? “No!” my friends reassured me. “You’re not fat. Besides, you just had a baby! Dump your doctor and find a new one!”