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.