Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Incredible Shrinking Man

I forgot to mention, in the last post, the varied, but discouraging, results of my height measurements. I had 2 measurements taken by 2 different nurses within 20 minutes of one another. First it's important to know that each of them could not have been taller than 5 feet, with heels, so how they could see where to place the measuring bar is beyone me. Nonetheless, the first measurement had me at 5'7"; the second at 5'7 1/2". YIKES. Either one is shrinkage. In March 2005 I was 5'11 3/4". In July, after my spine collapsed, I was 5'8". I'm continuing to shrink--but only in stature. In this way, I guess I have many more people to look up to.

4 comments:

sigun said...

Now we can finally see eye to eye!! Bises, Sigun.

Brett said...

I may have 11 inches on you, but that doesn't change the fact that I'll always look up to you, my friend!

tim's wife said...

There's still plenty of us out here looking up to you. With all the smog and pollution in the atmosphere these days, the breathing is much better down here anyway. ;o) Measuring in at 5'
3 and 3/4"

David said...

Nurses are good people, but always mistaken in measuring. They invariably tell me I weigh 10 pounds more than I "know" I do.