Thursday, March 15, 2007

Are you a risk to yourself?

Yesterday a woman shared with me that her surgery was postponed. The doctor said she needed to lose weight so as to be a "better surgical risk."

Wouldn't the word "candidate" have been better than "risk?" Think about it; lose weight so you're a better risk. Risk suggests chance of harm or danger; probability of a loss. And the doctor wants someone to lose weight so they better their risk? Any medical professionals out there? Can you correct this please?

But here is really my point..................

Your weight could ultimately be the deciding factor as to whether a medical professional will perform a procedure on you or not; perhaps whether you live or not? Think about that next time you're about to binge!


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