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A fun NSV. While on a call with my Dr. yesterday to check on some other things, she took a couple minutes to update my official medical record. Under issues, I used to have super morbidly obese --- she deleted it :) Also, on the scale front, officially 20 lbs to goal (which will also be half of my previous weight).

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1 hour ago, loridee11 said:

A fun NSV. While on a call with my Dr. yesterday to check on some other things, she took a couple minutes to update my official medical record. Under issues, I used to have super morbidly obese --- she deleted it :) Also, on the scale front, officially 20 lbs to goal (which will also be half of my previous weight).

Congratulations! On the problem list in my medical record, it says "Morbidly Obese - RESOLVED" 😀 Feels good doesn't it?

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4 hours ago, loridee11 said:

A fun NSV. While on a call with my Dr. yesterday to check on some other things, she took a couple minutes to update my official medical record. Under issues, I used to have super morbidly obese --- she deleted it :) Also, on the scale front, officially 20 lbs to goal (which will also be half of my previous weight).

Congratulations.

You reminded me of something when all those years ago when as a pre-op I was working to put together documentation of my situation. I needed 5 consecutive years of documented Morbid Obesity. Now this was beyond ridiculous that weighing 600+ pounds I had to "prove" it. Like 600+ pounds happened overnight.

They said pictures would work. Like I hadn't been avoiding cameras for... well... forever.

And doctor files? Like I hadn't been trained for years that Doctors were to be avoided because, to them, I had one problem and one solution: "Morbidly Obese" and "Lose weight."

But, I had been to the Doc for one reason or another for which medications were a 'short term' mitigation, so our final hope was that the Doc made some sort of notation that would help.

As it turned out, I had Doc visits in each of the last 5 years. There was hope. But, I couldn't fit on their scales, even if they wanted to weigh me. Hope was dying.

We got the file copies. As it turned out on each appointment the Doctor noted I was "Super Morbidly Obese". After staring at the notes for a few moments we both started laughing maniacally and gasped that this was the first time I was glad to be described as "Super Morbidly Obese."

Since about September 2004 it has not described me since.

Funny how all this flips reality in unusual ways.

True story ;)

Tek

Edited by The Greater Fool

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Congrats! I look forward to having obese remove from mine! I need to get my drs to update it lol

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