DEXA SCAN

hileena111
hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
edited 3. Apr 2014, 11:39 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi All,
I've got a dexa scan on Monday.....due to this fracture THR post op.
They think I must have osteoporosis.....Probably have....the last scan showed up as Osteopinia 3 years ago.
I'm due a repeat scan this August {3 years from the last} but they brought the appointment forward.
Oh well......probably something else to get my head around

Love
Hileena
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  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 8,043
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena

    I wish you all the best with the Dexa. I hope you do not have to join me in the OP group. ;)

    It is defo something to get your head round if you are diagnosed with it, speaking from experience. ;) GP's are often clueless on this subject unless you are very lucky.

    I have joined two OP forums which were and still are most informative and helpful, the US one being more so as it is a massive forum.

    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Elna
    Well if I am diagnosed with It you can expect a few pm's :lol:

    Love
    Hileena
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 8,043
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    ;):)
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck with it, Hileena, I remember it being a straightforward process. You need to know what's going on and this should help with diagnosis. I'll be there in spirit. :wink: DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Sarah01
    Sarah01 Member Posts: 192
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena,

    Good luck with the scan on Monday. I will be thinking of you :)

    Will reply to your PM now :)

    Take care
    Sarah x
  • nearlybionic
    nearlybionic Member Posts: 2,204
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi
    Good luck for your scan. I will be thinking of you xx
    NB
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,104
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck Hileena hope you get good results, I will be thinking about..I havnt heard a thing about my scan sinse I mention it to my GP..he is one that pretends he didnt hear.. : :shock: xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,034
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Hileena
    I will be thinking about you on Monday. I was told straight a way my result.
    take care
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck for Monday Hleena, I will be thinking of you..................Marie xx
    Smile a while and while you smile
    smile another smile and soon there
    will be miles and miles of smiles
    just because you smiled I wish your
    day is full of Smiles
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks everyone
    This is the third one I've had over a period of years.
    The last one they told me {unofficially} right away that I had osteopenia
    Hopefully they will tell me this time as well

    Love
    Hileeena
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 8,043
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena

    You could try this little quiz from the National Osteoporosis Society ....

    http://stopatone.nos.org.uk/online-check/#.Uzb_TCxF3cs

    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Elna
    Thanks
    I've just done it...

    Love
    Hileena
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hope all goes well today Hileena..................Marie xx
    Smile a while and while you smile
    smile another smile and soon there
    will be miles and miles of smiles
    just because you smiled I wish your
    day is full of Smiles
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck my lovely, I an thinking of you and I hope they can tell you what's what - officially or otherwise. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Its 9.30am
    Just got a telephone call from the hospital :o
    We have to cancel your appointment. :shock:
    The machine has broken down :x
    We will send you another appointment when it is up and running.
    WONDERFUL!!!! :roll:
    When you are ready to go...to get a call like that is very depressing. :cry:

    Love
    Hileena
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh bother - at least they rang rather than letting you arrive before telling you. Still, it is a blow because we do get ourselves psyched up for these things. I am sorry. ((())) DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 8,043
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    How annoying for you Hileena. :roll: At least you were told early so can now re-plan your day. :)
    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,104
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh no Hileena I was just coming on to say good luck for today...bet you are fuming... :o xx
    Love
    Barbara
  • dibdab
    dibdab Member Posts: 1,498
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh blast- how frustrating. Seems to me you need to treat yourself to something you really like as compensation. Have a good day,

    Deb x
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It was good that they let me know early
    I am annoyed....if that is the word....frustrated might be better.
    Deb.....you might have a good idea there.....treat myself LOL

    Love
    Hileena
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,034
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Hileena
    i'm sorry I hope you get your next apt quick.
    take care
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • phoenixoxo
    phoenixoxo Member Posts: 625
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Hileena,

    Sorry about this. I hope you've had a good treat to make up for the frustration; a strong cup of tea and a couple of choccie bics tends to work for me! I'll be available for pocket duties when necessary :)

    Best wishes,
    Phee
    PsA (psoriatic arthritis) and other things since 1990. Happy to help when I can :-)
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi
    Thanks everyone for your sympathy.
    I'm only getting round to answering now. I've spent all day today at a Volunteer meeting {Arthritis Care} I'm a bit brain dead now :lol:

    Love
    Hileena
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    All day? :shock: Crikey girl, well done to you, time to put your feet up, yes? DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi DD
    Well all day to me NOW :wink: is leaving the house at 9am and getting home at 4pm......not sure everyone would call that all day :lol:
    Yes......time to put my feet up....I haven't even looked at the files I've brought home with me. They can wait :wink:

    Love
    Hileena