Last year, I saw an Endocrinologist who put me on another bone med for my severe Osteoporosis.
Per our agreement in May, we decided to go off the medications 'short term' (her terminology ~ mine was...Never!). -- I called that discussion -- What Next?
So with that out of my mind and feeling much better, I went back to the gym and started with Mobility Class and then talked with a coach about doing exercises to Challenge my Bones and improve balance, strength, and increase core muscle strength in my lower back and hips.
After 8 months of working one on one with a coach, I've gone back to the regular classes.
I modify my workouts to suit my abilities. I feel confident and strong. Yippee me!
Then I got this letter yesterday in the mail.
Emily E Peterson, PA-C has asked you to schedule an appointment in April. Please call------ at your earliest convenience.
Talk about out of sight out of mind. I had wished the problem away even though I am well aware of it. Especially while running up the driveway yesterday and leaping over a patch of ice to find myself on another
patch of ice. Boom.
I didn't fall apart. I rolled and came up trotting never giving it a thought.
I guess it is time to have a chat with the specialist again and see what she has in mind. In my mind, I want to wait for another bone scan before anything else occurs. Since I am not on specific medications for severe osteoarthritis, the insurance won't cover a yearly scan but I can have one every two years as part of preventative diagnostics.
I did wear my YakTraks later while hiking as Thursday's rains and snows made things a slippery mess.
The sun is strong this time of year so the ice in the creek area was starting to melt.
I hope to take some time on Sunday morning to go looking for something interesting at the Reserve. I hope to see some birds at least, if nothing else.
March 17th last year, I spotted Swans, Geese, Sandhill Cranes, and Red Wing Black Birds at KVR!