Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 1992 W126 300 SE
Location: Head in the clouds
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" We had a nurse like this one time who was about 5' 10" tall and weighed about 100 pounds who would go around asking people if they thought her "butt was too large." I told her "no your butt is too small. I don't much care for women who, from a distance, one cannot tell whether they're coming or going").
One time she pointed out this "protuberance" in her buttock area and said it was fat. In fact, on examination, it was just the greater trochanter of her femur!"
I think as a medic you may need to work on your bedside manner.
I have personal experience of anorexics with the two types described here and in both cases they have been intelligent women who flatly refused to accept the seriousness of their situation and resisted all attempts in returning to normality.From a third party perspective, ignoring the situation does not work but neither does well intentioned bullying.Having parental experience and the 'patience of Job' would be useful attributes.
A while back, one of my twins became sick and as a consequence lost a lot of weight.She decided that she liked her new emaciated appearance and alarmingly started to skip meals to try to maintain the look.Thankfully, after a couple of months she gradually reverted to her normal nutriition and regained her figure.
I was extremely concerned for a while that she was losing touch with reality.