Mickey D’s visit to the cardiologist

January 19, 2011 § 5 Comments

Thanks for all the well wishes yesterday! Your good vibes mixed with all the oranges, vitamins, hot tea & lots of sleep seemed to do the trick! I’ve felt great all day.

My Wednesday started off like it always does – with work. I do research through the medical center, and my main job is to ask patients to take surveys when they finish their visit with the doctor. Most people usually either decline to do the survey, or they fill it out and leave without more than a few words.

Today though, I had a 20 minute long conversation with a patient in the waiting room. I didn’t mind talking with her, in fact, I found her conversation to be a nice break from the monotony of the morning. She was telling me about her myriad of health problems, how she felt she was getting sub par care, etc. I actually appreciated her honesty and the perspective she gave. I can take her feedback, apply it to my research and help make patient care better for her and future patients.

However, it was kind of hard for me to take her 100% seriously because over the course of 20 minutes, she ate two burgers and a large fry from McDonald’s. In the waiting room of her cardiologist’s office.

Let me just say that I don’t care what you eat.Unless you are complaining about heart disease, diabetes, and the last 40 lbs that “just won’t come off.”

Since I do have plans to someday work in the health care field, seeing people carelessly eating junk food (especially right before an appointment!) breaks my heart. Maybe she doesn’t know better, or maybe she doesn’t care.

Either way, I know. I care. 

And one day, I will be working towards making our world a happier & healthier place!

Let me just back up and say that I’m by NO means a perfect eater. I too, could lose a few pounds. I love sweets & French fries. However, I fully believe in moderation and getting ample veggies, vitamins and an overall well rounded diet. I just don’t want anyone to call me a hypocrite when I post about cupcakes tomorrow 🙂

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§ 5 Responses to Mickey D’s visit to the cardiologist

  • Rob says:

    Why was she eating McDonald’s that early? She could have had the Whopper for breakfast instead.

  • Yikes! That is definitely no good! I, too, try not to judge what other people eat (I try to have the motto that if it doesn’t affect me then I don’t need to worry about it), but that is just ridiculous!

  • Ameena says:

    I think this is pretty nuts – for someone to actually do this in the cardiologists office? I mean, it’s like whipping out a cigarette while at a lung specialist! Ridiculous.

    My mom just had surgery last week and I saw the most ridiculous things while I basically lived at the hospital with her. But seriously, this one takes the cake. It would break my heart too!

  • Moe says:

    ohmygod. the irony. really. that last 40 pounds won’t just “fall right off” eating mcdonalds??? are you serious?? That diet always works for me. HAHAHAH. 😉

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