They shoot horses...don't they? LOL
Monday, October 01, 2018
Well, it seems I’m collecting medical conditions.
Not only do I have dystonia and arthritis……. I now have………………drum roll……….osteoporosis!!!
To be confirmed by a rheumatologist (appt being arranged as I write) and a bone density scan (also being organised).
I’m already on a calcium dosage and Alendronic Acid – supposedly to protect against this, but the dosage may be increased and/or I may have 6 monthly or annual injections.
I said I was also now experiencing upper back pain and jaw pain leading to headaches, she said that the fractures evident in my pelvis and lower back could also be present higher up the spine (not taken account of in the CT scans taken) causing this pain.
Gotta be very careful now not to fall over!!
Dr Beata said to get my jaw X-rayed A.S.A.P. As I have my six monthly check up arranged in November I phoned and they’re accommodated me by fitting me in for one then!
Plus it seems that all the meds I’m on now are collectively causing my annoying, uncomfortable, occasional constipation so she suggested a herbal laxative for as and when!
Oh deep joy!!!
I dread to think how much worse it could be had I not been eating healthily, exercising etc.............don't want to dwell on that.
Once I have had the various investigations to quantify the damage I'll be straight on the blower (phone) to make an appt with the adorable resident PT. Richard, for exercise do's and don't's .. He's been such an honest advisor to date and I have every faith in him.
Onward and ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,upward..