Prepare to be indignant, as a result of I’m about to let you know some BULLSHIT. Have you seen the story that’s been going round about 27-year-old Los Angeles lady Amanda Lee? If not, enable me to fill you the fuck in.
So, Amanda Lee takes her in any other case wholesome 27-year-old physique to the physician complaining of abdomen ache so intense that she is unable to eat. She needed to struggle to be seen by a gastroenterologist, and she or he is hoping for some solutions. She tells the physician that each time she eats, the ache in her stomach is so excruciating that she’s unable to proceed. She’s misplaced thirty-five kilos from the ache. She is determined to know what’s occurring.
I’m positive you’re considering, “Wow, I bet that doctor ran a battery of tests to get to the bottom of it. That sounds terrible!”
Au contraire, mon amie. That is in no way what this asshole physician did.
Instead, he informed Amanda that “maybe it’s not such a bad thing” that she has been shedding weight, that she “doesn’t look malnourished” and that her lack of ability to eat usually could be a “BLESSING.”
He refused to run a single take a look at. NOT ONE TEST, Y’ALL.
NOT. ONE. TEST.
So, Amanda Lee turns to TikTok and posts a completely gut-wrenching video about her expertise.
She’s sobbing, so upset, and the TikTok besties come via. They validate her expertise and encourage her to hunt out one other GI doc.
Which, clearly, she does as a result of SHE IS IN CONSTANT PAIN AND CANNOT EAT FOOD.
“Maybe that’s not such a bad thing” not a time to joke.
♬ authentic sound – Amanda Lee
The second physician orders a colonoscopy (duh) and guess what Amanda Lee’s analysis is?
Yes. I’m severe. She had stage 3A colon most cancers that had unfold to her lymph nodes.
This tremendous younger lady was strolling round LA whereas CANCER unfold via her physique, and her fat-shaming misogynist physician simply informed her to have a look at it as an opportunity to get skinnier.
Because OF COURSE HE DID.
Oh! And when she went again inside to demand an apology, he stated she didn’t perceive his humorousness.
“Oh, sorry Doc, I didn’t realize you were just being hilarious when you body-shamed me and dismissed my cancer as a chance to work on my summer body. My bad.”
Fuck off with that. What a crock of shit.
Lots of people are calling this a cautionary story about gender bias in drugs.
I agree with that as a result of: males. But additionally, let’s not faux it’s not a cautionary story about FAT BIAS in drugs. Amanda Lee believes that it’s. I wager if Amanda was alarmingly skinny after her 35-pound weight reduction as a consequence of excruciating ache, the physician would have run a fucking take a look at or two.
But someway this revolting motherfucker figured CANCER may make Amanda hotter in his eyes, so she ought to grin, bear it, eat applesauce, and COUNT HER BLESSINGS.
I can’t cope with this sort of fuckery. I simply can’t.
As a fats lady, I’ve had loads of shit-tastic experiences with medical professionals.
Hell, I even not too long ago had a very bullshit appointment with a manicurist. Anytime a fats physique is in want of any kind of care, from dip nails to colonoscopies, there’s an opportunity that shit goes to go sideways.
And the BONKERS half is that Amanda describes herself as fats and chunky, however from what I can see on TikTok, Amanda Lee might be most precisely described as mid-size. Maybe a small plus dimension. She’s not Los Angeles skinny. She is curvy. Maybe it was the truth that she lives in LA, or possibly it was the goddamn useless-ass BMI chart, however for no matter motive, the primary GI physician figured her very average-sized physique was too huge, and that was all he wanted to know.
Whether Amanda Lee is objectively fats in everybody’s estimation or not is inappropriate as a result of it was the dimensions of her physique that led to her dismissal.
#duet with @mandapaints #chemo #weightstigma
♬ Bang! – AJR
For a society that pretends to care so fucking a lot about fats individuals’s well being, we positive get the quick finish of the medical care stick. Especially fats girls. People wish to fat-shame our our bodies within the title of “concern,” however when it’s time for us to truly deal with our well being it’s all, “Oh, ha ha, we don’t care if you have cancer, you dumb fatty. We just want you to be thinner, so we can see you as a fuckable option when we are consuming the look of your body for our own pleasure.”
OBVIOUSLY, I do know this can be a “not all doctors” scenario.
I see superb docs who by no means disgrace me for my weight, and I do know a handful of superior docs in my private life, too. But till it’s a “not a single doctor” scenario, we have to proceed to maintain speaking about this drawback incessantly. Good docs ought to need individuals to speak about it. They ought to wish to see weight stigma in drugs to finish, too.
And earlier than you come for me, it IS a well-documented drawback. Want to learn scholarly articles about it? Let me google that for you.
Amanda Lee had surgical procedure and is present process chemo. So far, it’s all going based on plan, and issues look good for her proper now. I’m psyched that the asshole that dismissed her didn’t get the prospect to truly kill her. She deserves to dwell many extra many years.
Here’s a clip entrance he immediately present! #coloncancer #thetodayshow #weight #GoodAsWeAre
♬ authentic sound – Amanda Lee
The undeniable fact that Amanda Lee ended up discovering a health care provider who would take heed to her clearly alarming signs is nothing to have fun.
There needs to be no such factor as a health care provider who received’t pay attention. Doctors who dismiss unexplained ache and speedy weight reduction shouldn’t be a factor. Anywhere.
I don’t care if the affected person is 27 or 97. One hundred kilos or seven hundred. Otherwise wholesome, or residing with a number of medical circumstances. Every single credible grievance deserves additional investigation.
The physician who virtually killed Amanda Lee needs to be ashamed of himself, and anybody who excuses his conduct needs to be ashamed of themselves, too.