Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Not what I was expecting


I headed into the city to see the Specialists at the Bone Clinic today (and yes they really do call it Bone Clinic which makes me think of Fred Flinstone?)

Clinic starts at 10AM. My appointment was booked for 10.15AM . They called me at 11.25AM.
Sooooo frustrating!

Anyway, I walked in and we had a little chat about what changes we'd made to treatment since my last visit, and then he told me the results of my latest test - my bone density has improved.

I was quite taken aback, and he was a little surprised.  I'm not used to getting good medical news.

I still have osteopenia/osteoporosis but at least the decline has stopped.

I've been taking calcium and vitamin D supplements for about ten years, but it seems that adding an extra medication (fosomax) one year ago, and drinking milky cappucino's every day has worked.  Well actually, it's probably a lot more to do with the medication, but that's my excuse for the cappucino addiction!

Unfortunately Fosomax can only be safely used for five years, so I have four years to go.


Carmel Morris said...

I think you should keep having the milky cappucinos, just in case ;)

Fiona said...

Some good news and keep up those cappucino's :) I wonder if chocolate will work the same - A Family block has a glass and a half of milk xxxxxx Fee

Michelle said...

Fosomax schmozomax. We all know it's the nightly milo!!

But that is great news!

Stomper Girl said...

Sounds good, you should see if you can claim the cappucinos on medical insurance!

teddybearswednesday said...

Great news Cam, and I'm sure it's the milky caps not anything to do with Fosomax, so you musn't cut them out xo

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Yay, go Cam! It must be all the milo too!
I really hope this is the first of more good-medical news for you :)

Fiona said...

Fantastic news!! Keep drinking that cappuccino ... maybe you should up the dose?!

Megan said...

How nice to get some good news, it can be a rare thing sometimes! Keep up with those cappucinos I say, they certainly wouldn't be hurting the bone density any!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thats good news, and hopefully some other med comes around that you can take longer then 5 years