It's a question I'm sure we've all been asked everytime we go to the GP, for me, it was a question either myself or my mum was asked for 23 years by multiple GPs and other hospital doctors.
The one occasion that really sticks in my mind is from late June last year, about a month before I joined this forum and started to actively lose weight. In March, I had been to my GP to get a refferal for bariatric surgery and, at that point, weighed 28st 2lb (from my conversion from the NHS metric measurement of 178.7kg), at this second appointment in June, the doctor had the scale reading faced to him, after stepping off the scales he asked me the question "How much do you think you weigh?" I'd guessed I'd have gained a pound or two in the time (only about 13 weeks) so I said "28st 4lb", he said "You've gained 5kg in 3 months, that is 9lb, you now weigh 28st 11lb" it was at this point that he made the decision to refer me for the surgery.
I was shellshocked, that was my quickest gain in a short period of time, I had feelings of shock, anger and pure upset.
Would anyone else care to share any shock GP appointments?
Have a good afternoon