The Doctor's ScalesI went to the doctor today. We have been partners in my quest to maintain good health for the past forty years. Today was different. I saw fear in his eyes when he told me that I had fluid in my lungs and one foot in the grave. He frantically searched the medical assistant's notes to find my weight. She couldn't get it because his scale only goes up to 350 pounds. I apparently weigh more than that. "What can I do to help you?' he asked. I couldn't answer because I had no idea how he could help me.
How did this happen? I obviously eat too much, but why? I really can't blame anything or anybody...just myself.
I will try again. I really don't want to die yet. My body hurts and it is trying to tell me to stop.