Wanted to thank you all for your kind words earlier. It's been a lifeline today to be able to read your comments. Really. Heartfelt thanks. x
I've been out for a run. Spent much of it sulking about the ludicrousness of BMI as a measure of health and, as there were quite a few horses about, devised a replacement weight/health system for able bodied adults based on the one I think is used for equines. Think the NHS can be persuaded to use the following instead? :-
* can't see where rib cage ends, difficulty sustaining physical effort? You're probably a bit too fat for your frame.
* can count individual ribs, difficulty sustaining physical effort? You're probably a bit too thin for your frame.
Or even more simple:-
* can sustain physical effort, feel well, happy? Excellent. Keep doing what you're doing.