Saturday, June 17, 2017
My latest band wagon
OK, so ya all know the issue with my old wrist, which by the way, will be taken care of next Friday! Woo hoo...so I don't know how much I'll be posting after surgery. The first week entails hard cast and no movement of the wrist. After that it should be in a soft split or some such thing! Piece of cake!
In the meantime, I have another issue that affects most women...osteoporosis. I know myself for years and years, my Dr. has cautioned me about how brittle my bones are and that I have osteoporosis. OK, so I go on different forms of calcium, vitamins, bone drugs...all of which caused me more issues with my stomach/etc. so of course, what do I do but stop all drugs. Yes, I am known for this...I don't like putting drugs in my body because of all the side effects, of which I usually get them and more!
But this year after getting results of bone scan and being referred to osteoporosis clinic, I decided to be a big girl and research some of the vitamins/supplements to take. AND will most likely be getting the every 6 month injection of Prolia.
Why the change? I finally got frightened...the clinic PA scared me! She said my bones are like a 90+ year old and are 30% worse than my last scan in 2015. They also said just bending over could result in breaking a bone in my spine because the bones are so brittle and fragile! You can see how brittle the bone is in this picture. My Dr. actually had 'real' bones for me to see!
WHAT!!! Last summer I bent over to pick up a small dog (around 15 lbs) and broke a rib..I thought it was no big deal but the PA said "if that doesn't wake you up to how brittle your bones are, well....". Talk about tough love! OK...I'll do whatever you say! HA HA
So...I am going to preach to my family and girl friends to make sure they get the bone scan at appropriate age and if not getting a bone scan...make sure you are getting enough calcium in your meals and take supplements! Look up osteoporosis....see what foods are good for you to supply some calcium and get taking those supplements!!!! Otherwise, we'll each be in a hospital room or assisted living housing, room bound, because we are bed ridden with broken bones!!!!