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Yippeeeee!

stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
edited 26. May 2016, 04:06 in Living with Arthritis archive
Well, that was a good start to the day. The doc from rheumatology, who deals with osteoporosis, rang following my latest DXA scan.

Apparently my spine is in good nick and the bone density there has actually increased considerably since my last scan. (How? I don't take any potions for it other than my Calcium + Vit D supplements and I was doing the exercises when I had the previous scan.)

My arm (because they can't scan my hips due to THRs) does show osteoporosis but one has, apparently, to take that with a pinch of salt because all the years of RA that I have under my belt will have caused some changes which could be misinterpreted as osteoporosis.

So, I am to continue as before since it all seems to be working well and I'll have another scan 3 years hence. Sounds good to me.

And what was my beloved's first reaction to my good news?

“Does this mean our travel insurance will be cheaper?” asked Mr Romantic. Bless him!
“There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken

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  • LignumVitaeLignumVitae Posts: 1,972
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That is great news! Well done on doing whatever you have done to make a difference - maybe it's the sun in which case you might need a few more trips each year which would offset any travel insurance savings :cheers:
    Hey little fighter, things will get brighter
  • migmig Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    MEN.Well done Sticky.
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,899 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    SW that is brilliant news..you must be doing something right so keep up the good work ..has for your OH well least said ... :lol: x
    Love
    Barbara
  • theresaktheresak Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Great news, Sticky - good to hear! Clearly you are doing something right - it's not the tripe is it?

    Cheaper travel insurance? Hmm, maybe Mr. Romantic wants to whisk you away to somewhere exotic?
  • tkachevtkachev Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It is nice to get some positive news.
    I think Teresa has spotted the reason :wink:

    Elizabeth.
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

    Harvey Fierstein
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,169 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well that's good news Stickywicket! I didn't know bone density could actually increase I am really pleased :)

    Romantic weekend? Do you think the others are right??

    Love

    Toni xxx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • nearlybionicnearlybionic Posts: 2,204
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sticky
    That is great news!!! I think you definitely deserve a holiday for all your hard work strengthening your bones!! :deckchair:
    NB
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    frogmorton wrote:
    I didn't know bone density could actually increase

    I knew it could with alendronic acid but I opted not to take it as it can cause oesophageal problems and I can do them without help from alendronic acid. Quite why and how mine has increased I've no idea but the doc was impressed.

    Thanks, everyone for your good wishes. It actually got better as I had my annual M.O.T. this afternoon. It seems my cholesterol levels are fine, my asthma is well under control, my weight good and my BP finally stabilised with my kidneys happy about it.

    Woo hoo!
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • Megrose2Megrose2 Posts: 331
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    All good, Sticky, that's great news.

    Meg
  • rayrayrayray Posts: 115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Great news Sticky. :D
  • bubblesbubbles Posts: 6,508
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Great to hear your positive news. I hope you didn't hit Mr SW. Men, what are we like eh :roll:
    Holiday, definitely. Shall we get the bus, or do we need to charter a plane. :hammock: :deckchair: :cheers: :splash: XX Aidan
    XX Aidan (still known as Bubbles).
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you Megrose, rayray and bubbles.
    bubbles wrote:
    Men, what are we like eh :roll:

    Aidan, don't tempt me. I might tell you :lol:

    OK there's only one place for Vit D as far as I'm concerned – California. Do we have a pilot?
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
  • migmig Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Can I fly can I I've always wanted to go in the cockpit 8) Mig
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,993 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    :o :? :shock:
    You're worrying me, Mig :lol:
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
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