My name is Ginny Graves, and I’m writing an article about weight bias in health care for HEALTH magazine. I’m looking for anecdotes from women ages 25 to 55 who have had serious health problems misdiagnosed as “obesity-related” when in fact they had nothing to do with being overweight. For instance, someone who’s aching knees were attributed to weight when the underlying cause was actually lymphoma. Similarly, I’m looking for overweight and obese women whose serious illnesses were undiagnosed because docs didn’t do the proper imaging tests or the imaging tests didn’t work properly. Do you know of any women who fit into either of those categories and would be willing to share their stories with our readers? Ideally, I’d like them to be willing to use their real names, since an underlying theme of the story is overcoming the stigma of being overweight. I’d like to chat with people over the phone in the next couple of weeks.
I’d be grateful for your time and help.
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