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A good checkup !!! =) A good checkup !!! =)

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Unread 04-27-2001, 11:13 AM
A good checkup !!! =)

Hi Ladies,
Just returned from my first 3 month check and all is well as far as the cancer goes.

But...had a bone density test a couple months back and that came back that my bones are a little thin for my age (42) so they are sending me to another specialist to get me on a program to help that out. Don't know what that will involve...but it better not involve any more poking and probing...Gawd...I am sick of that.

Funny...I have never had any bone problems that I was aware of. No broken bones, in fact I usually wear 3 1/2 or 4" heels without any problem to my ankles either.
But...they showed me the report and sure enough for my age....I am down on the scale. My mom had osteoporosis so its in the family.

So...I am a little discouraged about that...but I am sure that can be helped. He also wants me to start taking Vitimin D for that, and said I could increase the B6 for the numbness in my hands and feet from the chemo.

So all in all I would call this first checkup a good one I guess.
Have a great day ladies,
Maria xo
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Unread 04-27-2001, 11:21 AM
A good checkup !!! =)

Glad to hear your check-up went OK (well, except for the bone density). That's great news! There's lots of stuff they use to help bone density, so just stick with your doctor and it will all work out. I'll be sending many thoughts your way for strong bones that hold on to their calcium and for a specialist visit that involves no poking or prodding. Best wishes!
Unread 04-27-2001, 11:42 AM
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There's nothing like a good check-up, is there!

calcium/magnesium supplements (which we should pretty much all be on), weight-bearing and weight-lifting exercise, and a number of drugs now all really do work--and the big loss always occurs in the first year, then it slows down, so you'll be ok. Honest!
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Unread 04-27-2001, 01:42 PM
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Oh, that's great!! I love good news!!

I believe a bone mineral density test is rather simple -- it is like an x-ray -- they will take pictures of various bones in your body (wrist, ankle, hip, etc) and run those measurements through a computer. The computer will compare those results to an "average" woman of your age (whatever average is) and will give the doctor a printout of your bone density. There should be no poking or prodding involved...

Best wishes...

Unread 04-27-2001, 01:45 PM
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It's great that your three month check up for cancer was good, too bad the news of the bone density had to take a little from your celebration. If you are like me, adding one more new doctor's name to your Roledex is bound to break it. You know addressing the bone density problem is going to be a piece of cake. Annoying but all in all very doable.

I will keep you in my prayers and will be anxious to hear what the specialist has to say.

Unread 04-27-2001, 10:52 PM
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Maria, my friend! That is such wonderful news! Woo HOO!!

Have to bring out the dancing Snoopies

It's so nice to hear such good news! Thanks so much for sharing it with us all!

I'm sorry to hear about the bone density tests but you'll get thru this. You've already been through so much this will hopefully be just a minor bump in the road.

{{hugs}} to you!

Unread 04-27-2001, 10:57 PM
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Well Maria, that is such good news that there is no cancer . That sure is great. Of course the bone density result puts a damper on things but dont let anything get in the way of celebrating the cancer gone. Does the bone density have any thing to do with menopause and hormones?
Maria , I am sending you lots and lots of hugs and please let us know how you are doing. Take good care
Unread 04-28-2001, 02:41 AM
A good checkup !!! =)

Thank you all, so much for the wonderful caring replies. You are all just the best!!

So...one check up down....only 4 1/2 more years worth of checkups to go untill I hear those magic "cancer free" words.

Gosh...that 5 year scale has been around forever hasn't it. You would think as technology changes they would be able to close that gap a bit. 5 years is such along time.

Thanks again everyone!!!
M. xo
Unread 04-28-2001, 05:17 AM
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I'm a little late, but had to add my "Congratulations" in too!! What great news to share with us! As for the bone density...be glad that you found things early where all you need to do is take the right vitamins, etc. I think it sounds like you have reason to celebrate!!
Unread 04-28-2001, 06:13 PM
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Hi Maria:

So glad to hear your good news! I know what you mean about 5 years being such a long time. If it goes like my last 5 years though, it will be over in a snap. It's kinda hard to live in 3-month increments. You're lucky. My oncologist has me having paps every 2 months for the first year. They do get a little easier with each one. Seems like I'm not worrying about them quite as much as when I first started out.

Good luck with the bone density tests.

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