I just wanted to thank lph for starting this thread and for all of your thoughtful contributions.
As someone who deals with overweight people regularly, this thread has given me a lot of insight. It's hard for me sometimes to not get frustrated when I know that a person's back pain/knee pain/hip pain would be so much better, if not disappear if the individual lost some weight. Hearing very candid accounts from your position, will help me help my overweight patients.
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