Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Another Sad Story

This story is about a relative of mine. I saw her one time when she was a little girl. She lived in Texas and she was my second cousin. Sunday an Aunt called and told us she had died of an infection and pneumonia. But is doesn't end there. The reason she lost her life is because she got an infection from having a stomach by-pass. Once again, because society places upon women the burden of being thin we have lost one more lovely woman to this tragedy. I don't know the particulars but I am sure she felt the pressure from someone in her life or society to be thin. I realize there are serious health risk patients that need something to this effect, but we are loosing what is right and important in the world. Pressure, pressure, be thin, be thin!...I want to just smack the next person who so kindly says that someone is overweight...don't they realize not only do we know THAT, but that constantly placing the burden of telling us constantly just exacerbates the situation. I have had little children say to me...your fat! I have responded them if their mother doesn't say something...well you are rude....and a nasty little child. Yes mom gets mad but where did the child learn their comment from? Hmmmm..I wonder. Don't pity someone who has a weight problem...I more than likely dress better than others, spend more time looking and acting like a lady and I certainly have better manners....

Okay...enough standing on the soap box. Had to do it! LOL

5 comments:

French Paws said...

Get on that soapbox momma lol! It's so sad so sorry to hear of the loss in your family. Yes, society is just insane with this fixation of weight...it's gotten so out of control and I just pray for every person who is overweight and plead with them to pray and ask God to help them before going to such drastic measures. Love Monica

Anonymous said...

And with the MRSA staph infection so prevelant in hospital type settings , even the most minor procedure can cause death because of it.

scappyhappy said...

True, but that isn't what killed her. It was the procedure. I still stand my ground..we focus too much on the outer rather than inner beauty!

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right about this. There happens to be a great deal of overweight people in the world,and none of them are lazy,ugly,stupid, or anything else that people might say. Beauty comes from within.This hype about being thin has gotten out of control. For 15 yrs,I too, was overweight because of a medication I was prescribed by a Dr.Many, many people don't realize that gaining weight might not always be from overeating....there are other causes out there. I finally asked to have the medication switched,mainly because I was starting to have "other" health problems from the weight gain....I did lose 100 lbs,but it wasn't because I wanted to be THIN...it had to do with not wanting to deal with other serious illnesses, such as diabetes, High Blood pressure,etc.
Again, thanks so much for "venting" ! I am sure that your Post will help many people feel better today !

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