Ethel Easter Secretly Recorded Her Surgery and Learned That Her Doctors Were Body Shaming Her

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Ethel Easter, of Harris County, Texas, decided to record her hernia surgery by hiding a small device in her hair extensions after an unpleasant conversation with her doctor.

She had broken down and cried after he informed her she would have to wait two months to schedule the operation, she told Fox26.

And when she played the recording back after the procedure, she was shocked to hear him and other medical professionals make nasty comments about her body – as well as talking about touching her and a reference to Bill Cosby.

 

 

Easter explained she did not feel comfortable with her surgeon — who “treated me poorly,” she wrote on Facebook. He forced her to wait two months for her hernia surgery, despite what she describes as stabbing pains every time she ate. When she protested, he apparently said, “Who do you think you are? You have to wait just like everybody else.” Her health insurance plan limited the doctors she could book with, so Easter says she felt she had no choice but to continue with this surgeon — but “I was afraid that if I didn’t make it [through surgery] nobody would know why, and I wanted them to know it was because he didn’t care about me as a person,” she told Yahoo! Beauty.

‘Did you see her belly button?’ a woman is heard asking, followed by the sound of laughs.

‘It was Precious meet Precious, as though I was this big, fat, black woman,’ Easter told Fox26.

She added that some of the medics called her a ‘queen’ and her doctor remarked that he felt sorry for her husband.

While Easter says she does not intend to sue anyone, she wants to share her story.

 

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