That’s not really what I was talking about. More to the effect of … I’m currently overweight. Not by much, but I am. My doctors say my blood pressure is low, my cholesterol is low, the cancer hasn’t come back and I don’t currently need another heart surgery, so they’re not fussed about those 10-15 extra pounds.
BUT … since you mention it, that’s exactly what happened to my father. He complained to his doctor of really bad back pain. His doctor said “you need to lose weight and exercise.” My dad said he couldn’t exercise, because it was really painful and the doctor said he just needed to “push through it.” So my dad, whose weight has fluctuated wildly through his life, kept struggling to exercise and lose weight until the pain became crippling. When his doctor still insisted it was just because he was overweight, he found a new doctor.
You probably see where I’m going with this, but dad actually had multiple myeloma. And at that point he was too far gone for any of the more aggressive treatments. I lost dad 3 years ago this week. He died on my daughter’s 16th birthday.