Tell Us: How Would You Describe Your Quality of Life?

Denise

Tell Us: How Would You Describe Your Quality of Life?

Denise
ruler-684005_640On Friday, a nurse practitioner asked my dad, "On a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the best it can be and 1 being the worst it can be, how would you describe your quality of life?"

I thought that was a great question.

So, I'd love to know, what number would you give your quality of life on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best it can be and 1 being the worst it can be? What adds to your quality of life? What takes from your quality of life?

Please share your thoughts in our comments section, below.

(My dad rated his quality of life as a 7.)

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Jean

First I thought 8, then I started thinking what would I want that I don't have. Only two things... better health (which I am working on with water aerobics and upcoming foot surgery ) and a bit more income so I could fly cross country to visit my grandkids and daughter more often. So maybe that is a 9.\n\nHowever, I would say that is up considerably since my days of 24/7 caregiving when my physical and mental health was deteriorating. It is in reading posts here now and looking back that I fully understand the stress I was under and the toll it was taking.

Dar

Some days I would say a 5 or 6, other days maybe a 2 or 3. Good days include exercise,\nvisiting with friends, or just talking on the phone with family. \nDown days are the ones were I realize I am making mistakes, like forgetting to \nenter things in the checkbook. Misplacing important papers so that I spend\nthe next few hours hunting until I find the missing item in a place it doesn't belong.\nOf course, not getting enough sleep doesn't help, but sometimes I just can't fall\nasleep until early morning and then wake up a few hours later.

Goldie

Boy, this is a great question. It depends on the day - or even the moment for me. Today is a 5. Right smack in the middle. I'm not feeling great, but I'm also not required to do anything. I should visit my parents, but I don't want to. No energy. \nWhat ups the score for me is getting out of the house, seeing friends, dancing.\nWhat lowers it? Going from running my parents to doctor's appts to babysitting for our grandchildren, all in one day - or even two days. With my Parkinson's, my stamina is very low.