Friday, October 05, 2012

...and Shoulders...

So I went for my x-ray and even before I’d had time to open my book in the waiting room my name was called. I was even allowed to keep on my thin T shirt, though I had to take off my bra. The girl that operated the x-ray machine was pleasant and helpful. I talked to a doctor about what they had found then I had to wait while he wrote up the results. The whole lot took 20 minutes!

This afternoon I went with the results to my doctor. He has prescribed a bone density scan, as it looks as if my bones are losing calcium. I might have to start HRT, which I was hoping to avoid. My shoulder feels a little better; I only needed 500mg of paracetamol this morning, but I think I’ll need some this evening. The area which lost all sense of feeling seems to be diminishing too. He told me not to start any arm exercises just yet in case I pinch the nerve again.

If I do need hormone treatment I suppose I should consider myself fortunate not to have broken a bone in order to discover that there is a problem.

7 comments:

Caroline said...

Most girls moan when they are told to stop their HRT...

Sy said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better Anji, take care of yourself
x

Dru Marland said...

I've got an area that is intermittently insensate, surprisingly annoying when you can't feel your leg! -at least it isn't hurting though. Yes, if it is a problem, at least you caught it sooner rather than later...

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Anji,
I hope you will be fine real soon. Take care. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Judy

Anji said...

Caroline: I don't like the thought of having to go through puberty again.

Sy: I'm really pleased to see you commenting! Thanks;

Dru: Your leg! I hope that it's not too serious

Judy: I feel a little better everyday, thanks for your good wishes

Caroline said...

Don't worry Anji, it does not have you going spotty and chasing boys again but just keeps you juicy and hair and nails kept in great condition and you feel great. Least that is what my friends have told me...

Anji said...

Caroline: thanks for the reassurance.. Pity about not chasing boys again ;)