Monday, September 30, 2013

Not Holding Water


A commonly expressed thought among attendants and patients at the hospital is that extra weight can be erased by "taking a water pill."  At first, I tried educating.  Useless.  The attendants are now at the point where they advise obese patients that they should take "water pills," but can't because I won't give out these wonderful remedies.  As if I dispense medication based on some illogical fantasy by someone with no medical training.  How can someone watch so much television and think that there is such a thing as a "water pill" that erases fifty pounds from your frame?  And then have the nerve to order me to give one to a patient- that is the icing on this cake.

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