Mysterious weight loss
have a friend who went from about 155 lb.
to 100 lb. in only a few months. She has
seen two stomach doctors, a gynecologist,
and a couple of other specialists.
specialist said if she lost one more pound
he was going to hospitalize her and feed
her intravenously. They have no idea what
is wrong. All tests come back okay. Any
help would be appreciated. She is very
I'm sure she's scared,
such a big loss in a short time should
frighten anyone. Now, you know that I can't
diagnose over the Internet where a handful
of experts on the spot have failed.
But I can help you
to help her. It is possible that whatever
it is is rare and hard to find, let alone
treat. But it is more likely that they
are looking in the wrong place. If she
isn't absolutely, totally, honest then
even the best doctors in the world might
be ordering the wrong tests.
You, as her friend,
must help her to help herself - but make
it clear that she's done nothing wrong.
Frightened people don't always say the
right things, and you need to help her
and support her. And she might have something
to say that she hasn't realised is important.
You must realise that every day counts.