To preface my story, I would like to say that I have been obese or morbidly obese for most of my life. I don't go to the doctor unless I feel something is SERIOUSLY WRONG because of the knee-***k reaction I get every time.
I went to the doctor feeling the onset of breathing problems like I've never known. My chart did say that I had asthma, but I had been maxing out on the daily use of my inhaler and I was still having difficulty which had never happened before. I went in and I saw some ******e who said that because I was fat that I didn't have the same breath capacity of skinny people and he gave me samples and sent me on my merry way.
I came back a few days later and he said the same thing and didn't do ANY tests. I was really starting to sound bad and I was literally choking on myself and coughing up a large volume of liquid.
The third time I went (and this was my 3rd copay so I had already paid $40 to have someone tell me that I was to fat to breathe) I asked for a different pysician entirely. She listened to my breathing and took X-rays of my chest. Lo and behold, I have pneumonia. It could have been caught the first day I went in but I had gotten to see a doctor who obviously assumes losing weight solves everyone's problems.
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