I had a bone scan last week and this morning was notified that the results were available online. Oh sh*t! I couldn’t remember my userid or password but after a couple of tries I hit it. The scan show osteoporosis of the lumbar spine and osteopenia of the hip. I guess I’d better step up my weight lifting a notch or two, and while I’m at it, look at some exercises to strengthen my spine.
Great news to receive on my actual birthday, in the year that rolls over into another decade. See, I still can’t say or write the number :~)
But as the old saying goes, “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping”, and I’m going to the Folsom Outlet Mall today.
I may feel like hell, but for some reason I feel like the world is mine! I am actually very happy for the state I’m in. One thing I won’t do it take another prescription drug for the bone condition. I took Boniva for about 10 months and it nearly did me in. I then found a website that was set up for people to register negative side effects of the drug, and there were hundreds, most of them comparable to the side effects I experienced. I will never again take a new prescription drug without checking the web for reports of negative side effects. The doctors sure don’t seem to be aware of them.
So today I’m going to enjoy the beautiful sunny Sacramento fall day, expected to get to the mid-70’s. The 10 day forecast shows showers for next Sunday which is when I plan to leave for Arizona. I’ll just have to take it easy and maybe drive 5 mph or so below the speed limit. It’s difficult driving in anything but sunlight, but I’m intent on going no matter what. Just please don’t let there be that low lying tule fog that the Central Valley is so prone to in the winter.