I inadvertently posted an article from the Mayo Clinic on my last post. It’s a good article, but know that it’s not mine! I meant to save it in my drafts to read at a later time. Having said that, read the article from the Cleveland Clinic in the link at the bottom of the post as well. Interesting.
I was diagnosed with low bone density and am being treated for osteopenia. It could be a precursor to the more severe osteoporosis, but doesn’t have to be. I chose an all natural regime of weight bearing exercise and supplements. So glad I am doing this now as my Mom suffered from osteoporosis. In her last few years of life she shuffled about in a bent over position and often complained of back pain. I hope to avoid this debilitating condition. I don’t know if my Mom was proactive and addressed bone density in her early sixties. But if she didn’t, I wish I would have known more about this testing and encouraged her to take care of her back.
On a lighter note, a good friend of mine and I were chatting over lunch about a variety of minor health concerns we were faced with. Suddenly she stopped in mid-sentence to remark, “I vowed when I got older I wouldn’t talk all the time about my health, like my Mom did.” Well, guess what. We’re older and we talk about health a lot. Like our Moms did.
And it seems like if it’s not one thing it’s another! ‘Tis the season.