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[–] TSlim 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

Please do post more stories; those coming from medical professionals are probably the best ammunition we have. We all hope society's going to pull its head out of its ass and we need your help.

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[–] sh1tl0rd_of_ac1d 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

A+ Critical Post.

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[–] red_runner [S] 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Will do.

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[–] DelusionalHominids 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I recently had a patient whose mechanism of injury was literally falling through stairs that she was navigating. The stairwell literally broke under the pressure of her weight.

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I currently have a 385 pound patient who bafflingly told me he has no excess weight to lose. He is a paramedic and is apparently therefor in charge of working quickly in a physical job to save lives under conditions in which seconds count.

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He should be replaced by someone more physically capable. I can imagine that the only justifiable reason for him to keep that position is if there is simply nobody else available to fill it. Otherwise, I can think of no justifiable reason to keep him on.

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[–] Captain_Hamerica 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

He sits in the drivers seat otherwise the ambulance tips over backwards when they load up a 600 pounder.

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[–] BingoButts 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thinking of this made me the angriest I have been all day. Just the idea that eventually EMS would pay fucking hamplanet to sit on their ass as counterweights to larger hamplanets in the name of vehicular stability is too much.

If that actually happens it is time to burn it all fucking down.

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[–] HateCumbuckets 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Please post some more, we truly get a kick out of hamplanets failures, and the incredible ways their fat affects them. Haes!

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[–] MahLardy 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"I find the least "in denial" group are those patients I have treated who are a little older (35+), have been hospitalized, have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, or who have extremely high BMIs and already experience severe difficulties with basic ambulation, transfers from chairs, or interaction with their kids." - guess you haven't come across my mother-in-law yet! Fits ALL of your criteria, except while her BMI is high (40+ 100%) but not necessarily megaplanetary, but her pathological laziness and inactivity have already led to her having to walk while LEANING ON THE WALL at the ripe old age of 59.

She had a torn meniscus, which she blamed ALL her life issues on. Then she got it fixed. Not surprisingly, the eatbeast attended exactly ONE physio appointment and never did the exercises. Fast-forward one year - still bitching about her knee and walking around holding on to walls.

Best part - free healthcare here, so my and my husband's tax dollars paid for that surgery....

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[–] red_runner [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I refer to that as "furniture walking" --- when people are essentially using a makeshift assistive device (cane, walker, etc) by unweighting themselves on walls, couches, tables, etc. with their arms while walking in their homes.

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[–] Buttress_of_windsor 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What the fak. That's a scary picture. My dad is 60 and zooms past cars around the city on his bicycle. In the Florida heat to boot. He works with bariatric patients. Wish his age would say something to them but they probably write it off as genetics.

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[–] Aluminumvalkyrie 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

You sound eerily like my fiance. Literally nothing would make me feel more complete than knowing my fiance found and adores FPH... are you a 27 y/o male with a birthday in less than a week? Please say yes lol

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[–] red_runner [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Sorry to disappoint, haha!

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[–] VoatUserNumber1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I am a Licensed Massage Therapist. Have been for 7 years. In this short time, I can attest that society has gotten fatter. The number of overweight & obese clients/patients is astounding. (They are patients when I work at a doctor's office and clients when I work at a spa.) Too often I simply can not get to the muscle due to the excessive adipose tissue. I have arm extenders on my table and these people simply are too wide for a normal table and their arms drape down the side of the table with out the extenders.

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[–] VegetarianZombie1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Can't you just tell those people to GTFO?

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[–] VoatUserNumber1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's my income. I am paid by the service. So if I ran off everyone with BMI greater than 25, I would be poor.

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