Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Holding steady

Last Wednesday I went for a bone density scan. When you're paralyzed and you aren't able to bear weight on your bones, they often become brittle and osteoporotic. My last scan was about two years ago, and it showed that I was losing bone mass, so my doctor put me on a medication that helps prevent this. Last week's scan showed that I haven't lost any additional bone mass in the last two years, so I'm holding steady, and that's a good thing.

You wouldn't believe all the ways being paralyzed compromises your body! It's crazy! So although holding steady means that I'm not as healthy as I once was, or as I'd like to be, I'll take it!


Melissa said...

Yeah for no more Bone density loss!

Kathe said...

that's great!!!

Post a Comment

I love getting feedback on my posts, so please leave me a comment!

If you have a question, feel free to email me at heather_i_johnson@yahoo.com so that I can respond to you directly.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...