What should a doctor's note say so that I can acheive my morbid obesity fitness goal?
September 27, 2012 5:05 PM Subscribe
Obese and diabetic is no way to go through life son, so I want/need/have to exercise. Problem: Most entities (exercise programs, gyms, trainers) want a doctor's note from me to prove I won't drop fucking dead while attempting to exercise. I want to get a note (one singular note) from my doctor that will allow me to participate in as many different exercise programs as possible.
What should the note say?
posted by Rob Rockets to Health & Fitness (27 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
You are not my doctor. If you were, this would be costing me $15. You are not giving me medical advice. If you were, I'd be getting an EOB from my insurance company.
I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and it has been suggested to me that exercise might be a good thing. Challenge accepted. When I saw my primary care doctor in July, she said as much, but I didn't think to get a fucking note to that effect to present to the fascists that run exercise programs.
A couple weeks after I saw my primary care doctor I went to use the gym at work because they were offering one month free membership, but (wamp wamp) I couldn't pass the blood pressure test (165/95, 167/98) that the Nazis in charge of the gym require in order to screen out people who need to exercise. I was so mad, I quit fucking smoking to try and bring my BP down into the "let him fucking exercise" range.
I signed up for a class at REI but decided to lie and say I don't have diabetes rather than admit it and potentially be required to get a doctor's note because I'm going to go fucking broke if I have to pay a co-pay to get a note from my doctor every time I want to try a different exercise activity.
I have an appointment with my primary care doctor in early October. I'd like to get one note that would cover participation in any conceivable exercise activity. What words should that note contain?