“I get very emotional now, even 18 months down the line - the slightest thing makes me burst into tears.”
Those are the words of Debra - she has asked us not to use her surname - who considers herself the victim of ‘fat-shaming.’By unkind passers by? Well, no.
She is one of three people in as many years to lodge a complaint with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust after a consultant told her: “The only surgery I would book for you is bariatric (weight reduction) surgery or you’ll end up housebound and lifted out the window at the end.”Nice bedside manner, doc! But at least you aren't forced into a grovelling apology:
Debra from Mangravet in Maidstone, said: “I had a letter from the complaint investigation team saying he never meant to cause me any upset but ‘I needed to be told’ - that is not an apology.”No, it isn't. Makes a nice change.
“He just assumed I eat too much, but actually I eat quite healthily. I live off salads and vegetables. I’ve always been big. It’s something in my genes.”Your fat backside..?