You know the feeling.
You wake up one morning with an ache that doesn’t go away after a few stretches in your morning shower. An ache that, despite your best efforts to ignore it, grows into an actual pain, a pain that shakes up how you live that day. After dinner (with an Ibuprofen chaser), the pain really starts talking to you, and you know it’s time to make a call, so you pick up the phone to make an appointment with your doctor.
You put it back down again. Because you’ve been here before, and you’re really not looking forward to the inevitable conversation about your love handles and the concerned face as they review your chart and see that you’re heavier this visit than you were the last. You find yourself rationalizing that it doesn’t hurt that much. Nothing a couple more Ibuprofen and a rest couldn’t fix.
But rationalization can only work for so long, and you finally break down and make the appointment, only to have the inevitable happen.
Prescription? Weight loss. Oh, and here’s some painkillers to tide you over. Come see us in a few weeks if nothing changes.
No actual diagnosis for your mystery pain. Just some added shame and hatred for your body.
I’m saying NO MORE.
Whatever the cause, whatever the outcome, the choice to care for yourself and seek assistance from a medical professional should not be this challenging. If you’re fortunate enough to have health insurance and a medical provider in your area, you are entitled to their assistance whenever the need arises.
Being fat should never be a reason NOT to seek care.
Being fat should never be a reason NOT to receive care.
Enter the In This Body Virtual Conference: a 3-day event in which I’m pulling together a group of medical professionals to discuss the truth about being fat and conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and infertility, as well as how to navigate a hostile medical system.
I really want you to join me.
You deserve to know the truth about your health and your body; to have the tools to get the very best care right now, not when you lose 10, 20, 30, 50, whatever pounds. That’s exactly what you’ll get at this conference. And just to make it even more of a no-brainer, it’s pay what you want.
Your health is worth it, I promise.