Jan 17, 2013 - 8:49 am
How often it is that I have had to rate my general health -- excellent, good, fair, poor.
Does having/having had cancer downgrade a person in how one's general health is rated? Aside from dealing with bc the past year -- and now only having to have follow-up appointments and taking tamoxifen -- I feel as good, or even better than before.
I had started to lose weight before all of my problems kicked in. The weight loss was because I was making the effort to exercise more regularly AND to slacken off on things like ice cream too often. I was already feeling better. I really did not lose a lot more weight (aside from body parts) after my surgery -- a little, but not a lot. Now I am trying to maintain, since I fit in my clothes so much better -- even with room to spare.
Anyhow, this is why it seems to me I ought to be able to rate my general health at least the level I was before the bc episode. Anyone have any thoughts?