This year is census year for us in the UK. I will admit to complete ignorance as to how many other countries do this type of thing every 10 years or so. I know Australia do. A friend’s husband and his colleagues who were working there at the time of the 1981 census had to fill one in in order to get their passports back from the hotel.
I completed ours on Monday morning and question 13 took some thought.
13 How is your health in general?
* Very good * Good * Fair * Bad *Very bad
Well on Monday morning I felt pretty good, and if asked generally I say I have a good quality of life but since I was just about to go for treatment for my relapsed incurable but manageable (hopefully) blood cancer which has caused one vertebra to collapse and damage to two others and my ribs, a thin spot in my right femur, which could go at any time, along with lots of holes in my pelvis and skull I only ticked Fair.