On a recent visit to a hospital in preparation for a minor procedure I had my height measured and when the nurse called out 5ft 8 inches I nearly fainted. I used to be nearly 5ft 10 and a half inches. I had lost almost 2 and a half inches. Where had it gone? Had I lost 2 and a half inches elsewhere? Well yes I had lost almost that around my waist due to weight loss. But what of other parts of my body? After all 2 and a half inches is a lot to lose particularly when there might have not been much there in the first place. I might add hat I am now 60 and I was taller some 40 years ago but still losing 2 and a half inches is a little upsetting and I do hope this loss of height ETC will not continue.