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Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

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Erik is Gone...

what do you mean by "gone?"

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what do you mean by "gone?"

Yeah- how 'gone' is he???:eek:

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For someone who doesn't care, you sure have had a lot to say on this topic.

I had to laugh when I read this! Yes it seems the opposite doesn't it?

But I do care about the obese kids, struggling to walk to school, and I do care about other people who are obese and in denial. One of my best friends is headed for a serious MI or something of that nature - as she is so obese she can hardly walk. But she's in denial about it all, she has 3 kids and her hubby can't do anything. I don't WANT to see someone I know dying from obesity or having a massive MI, but she has chosen to be this way. We all (mutual friends I mean) got sick of trying to help her - and she begged us for our help, & we all rallied around her when she tried to commit suicide twice (that we know of). I was the only one who turned up at her bedside the last suicide attempt, cos everyone was sick to death of her.

It've counselled many obese/anorexic patients. I would not do this as part of my Mental Health Grad Dip if I didn't like it. I don't want to see the next generation of kids in hospital with bad knees, diabetes, hypertension, and whatever other disease comes with obesity.

I think not enough people care TBH. And I don't care if someone is overweight - you can of course be a good nurse if ur overweight - I just don't like the 'poor me' and whiny attitude that goes along with their overweight condition.

Go and be overweight or obese if you wish - the choice, as I've said before, is entirely YOURS.

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I had to laugh when I read this! Yes it seems the opposite doesn't it?

But I do care about the obese kids, struggling to walk to school, and I do care about other people who are obese and in denial. One of my best friends is headed for a serious MI or something of that nature - as she is so obese she can hardly walk. But she's in denial about it all, she has 3 kids and her hubby can't do anything. I don't WANT to see someone I know dying from obesity or having a massive MI, but she has chosen to be this way. We all (mutual friends I mean) got sick of trying to help her - and she begged us for our help, & we all rallied around her when she tried to commit suicide twice (that we know of). I was the only one who turned up at her bedside the last suicide attempt, cos everyone was sick to death of her.

It've counselled many obese/anorexic patients. I would not do this as part of my Mental Health Grad Dip if I didn't like it. I don't want to see the next generation of kids in hospital with bad knees, diabetes, hypertension, and whatever other disease comes with obesity.

I think not enough people care TBH. And I don't care if someone is overweight - you can of course be a good nurse if ur overweight - I just don't like the 'poor me' and whiny attitude that goes along with their overweight condition.

Go and be overweight or obese if you wish - the choice, as I've said before, is entirely YOURS.

It sounds like your friend has some very serious emotional issues going on that might be driving her compulsive overeating, and being surrounded by judgemental people who are just "sick of her" probably isn't helping. If she is "begging you" for help, maybe you should think about the fact that the "help" she needs is something much more profound and complicated than simply pounding on her about her obesity and poor lifestyle choices.

You really don't seem to have an understanding of the way your words, apparently intended to prove to us that you "don't care a fig" and are not judging, are just driving home the point that you have nothing but disdain for the struggles of people who are not you. You are very careless in your opinions. It's easy to blame the victim.

As someone else pointed out, you sure have a lot to say on the subject for someone who doesn't care; in addition to which, several pages before you said you were going to have your "last word" and yet here you are again with more words. Which do nothing in your favor.

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Mazy,

You jump to a lot of conclusions from one post. I'm sure that carolmaccas66's post is not a comprehensive account of her dealings with her friend. Also, everyone is not a "victim" and people do get sick of trying to help someone who, for whatever reason, won't help themselves. Her friend needs to deal with whatever issues are promoting her bad health habits. Sometimes people just don't want to do that and it frustrates people around them.

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what if you're skinny-fat?

 

i'm 5'6 and weigh 115 but i live on soda and junk food....

 

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Mazy,

You jump to a lot of conclusions from one post. I'm sure that carolmaccas66's post is not a comprehensive account of her dealings with her friend. Also, everyone is not a "victim" and people do get sick of trying to help someone who, for whatever reason, won't help themselves. Her friend needs to deal with whatever issues are promoting her bad health habits. Sometimes people just don't want to do that and it frustrates people around them.

Have you seen the other posts in this thread from carolmacca66 ????? This is not "one post".... :)

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what if you're skinny-fat?

 

i'm 5'6 and weigh 115 but i live on soda and junk food....

 

nothing to do with "fat".....just bad nutrition :)

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what if you're skinny-fat?

 

i'm 5'6 and weigh 115 but i live on soda and junk food....

 

never heard of "skinny-fat".

but i have heard of malnutrition.

so, what are you gonna do about it?:)

leslie

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what if you're skinny-fat?

 

i'm 5'6 and weigh 115 but i live on soda and junk food....

 

have you seen your md? :)

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Absolutely! An obese nurse can be a great nurse as long as his/her heart is right!! :)

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