I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about the use and implications of this assessment tool. When I went online last week to check if some routine blood test results were back, I discovered a result for this. I haven't been able to see a GP since February last year, so this has been done without reference to me.
The result says that I am 'mildly frail'. When I looked online, this refers to people who are 'slowing up in older age and may need help with personal activities of daily living such as finances, shopping, transportation.'
When I mapped this assessment tool against the other one in common use, it got worse, referring to the 'early transition from complete independence' and 'typically mild frailty progressively impairs shopping and walking outside alone, meal preparation, medications and begins to affect light housework.'
By no stretch of the imagination is this me. I have worked very hard on my fitness over the last eighteen months and have seen the benefits. I am a normal weight for my height, walk at least five miles a day, cycle, eat at least my five a day, get at least seven hours of good quality sleep a night and, having lost my job in the middle of the pandemic, am very much less stressed than I was, although I have not yet reached pension age and am looking now for a part time job.
I am active in my community and one afternoon next week will be chucking things in a skip to clear a part of the local area that badly needs it.
I have an underactive thyroid, which is spot on and a stress-related heart condition which my surgery has always ignored. However, I have had no symptoms for eight months, thanks to the reduction in stress caused by not doing the job I lost and all in all I thought I was doing pretty well.
I have to wait two weeks to discuss this with a GP, but I am very upset. It feels like a kick in the teeth after all the work I have done to try to lay foundations for a healthy old age.
Has this happened to anyone else? What are the implications and does anyone know if I can get this removed from my record?
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