Folks staring at you in dr waiting room?

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  1. Apr 10, 2019 #1

    Orchid

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    Last month I had severe flu again. I was reasonable recovered to try visit my GP. Sunday I had a scary presyncope. So I was sitting in waiting room and one of the adults, older person, there was like looking at me like really staring. The other adult looked just twice and went on with her phone or talking to her toddler playing there.
    I am homebound and only leave my home for medical appointments. People do look at me as a BBW.
    And I am reasonably used to it. This time was very uncomfortable. My GP referred me to my cardiologist.
    Also have to see my pacemaker technician.
    He was pleased I had lost like 7 kg in water weight on my own. I fit into my shoes again.
    How does one cope with the staring?I mean especially in a medical place one would expect less of it.
     
  2. Apr 10, 2019 #2

    LarryTheNoodleGuy

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    Grow some teeth. Ask someone what they're staring at (but do it with a smile.) There will be some instances where that isn't possible, naturally. But where I come from, staring is a form of extreme aggression, and not something one just absorbs without challenging the stare-er. "Can I help you?"
     
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    Smile at them and tell them only the first minute of staring is free. After that it's $5 per minute.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2019 #4

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    Assume they're madly jealous of the way you look.
     
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    Hospital yesterday and today again a bit tired. Try not to notice.My tests were ok.
     
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  6. Jul 11, 2019 #6

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    I have a hospital appointment on Tuesday.
    I'm wondering if theyll weigh me. I'm at the point where my belly makes me look pregnant.
    So, if anyone stares or says anything it's on them really, it's their problem and they need to work on being less judgemental. Or maybe people who stare are admiring the fat
     

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