Yippeeeee!

stickywicket
stickywicket Member Posts: 26,708
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!

Comments

  • LignumVitae
    LignumVitae Member 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:
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    MEN.Well done Sticky.
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,258
    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
  • theresak
    theresak Member 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?
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member 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.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 27,485
    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
  • nearlybionic
    nearlybionic Member Posts: 1,899
    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
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,708
    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!
  • Megrose2
    Megrose2 Member Posts: 331
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    All good, Sticky, that's great news.

    Meg
  • rayray
    rayray Member Posts: 115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Great news Sticky. :D
  • bubbles
    bubbles Member 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
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,708
    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?
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Can I fly can I I've always wanted to go in the cockpit 8) Mig
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,708
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    :o :? :shock:
    You're worrying me, Mig :lol:

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