Going to the doctor is a complete pain in the ass for fat people. Pretty much we all just deserve this badge for practicing good self-care and medical self-advocacy in a biased, stigmatising medical system.
If you go to the doctor when you need to, you deserve this badge.
If you go to the doctor preventatively, you deserve like ten of these badges.
If you’ve ever been fat-shamed instead of listened to, you deserve this badge. If you’ve ever been pressured about surgeries you don’t want, you deserve this badge. If you’ve ever gone in with a chest cold and come away with a diabetes test, you deserve this badge. If you’ve ever been misdiagnosed because your doctor blamed everything on your fat, you deserve this badge plus probably a settlement.
Keep taking care of yourself, fellow fat folks! And I’ll do the same.