OT : annsan's diagnosis and a photo note too

mike wilson m.9.wilson at ntlworld.com
Fri Apr 26 15:34:17 EDT 2019

> On 26 April 2019 at 19:24 ann sanfedele <annsan at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> Bottom line:  somewhere between the bone scan in 2013 and the one I had 
> last week, osteopenia turned into full fledged osteoporosis.. so it 
> isnt' arthritis that has been devling me.  My mother had it, I should 
> not have been surprised.   Doc put me on once-a-week alendronate sodium 
> (the generic of Fosamax).  Once a week is fine with me and the pills are 
> cheap..  I put the little blister  tab in my 7 day pill thingy -in place 
> of- my vitamins and BP pill .  The instructions for proper usage are 
> both clear and a bit scary if you mess up so I'm being very careful .  
> IF any of you have any tips about good stuff to do for osteoporosis pain 
> , I'll take it please.
> I"m taking Naproxin twice a day in double the over the counter dose and 
> it brougnt down the pain from excruciating lumbar and elft leg hurt to 
> achy frequently but not consistently..  I'm moving a lot.. but need a 
> cane to do so.
> Other than the osteo which enough people have assured me is manageable 
> if you are careful and eat properly (and don't fall down!)  , my check 
> up with the new doc was
> filled with godl stars.  Lungs, cardio, cholesterol (down 60 points from 
> 2017) .  'you're goona live forever, but you ahve to take these pills".  
> The new doc is 80 years old himself.   I'm goin gto go to one phys 
> theropy session to get me on the correct for some good exercises I can 
> do at home and dont cost anything.. beyond my walking up and down my 
> stairs.  i"m sleeping a lot, but in spurts... about 5-6 hours solid at 
> night.. then up for two, then back to bed two or three times douring the 
> day for naps... but I fall asleep easily.  I've found a CURA_HEAT pad on 
> my lower back to be helpful to keep the pain at bay most of the time.
> The photo note, which will not be news to you who are also facebook 
> friends, is that a photo of mine you have surely all seen before is now 
> in a film and I got paid a
> fair amount for film makers "single use"  It also appeared in Sign 
> Language, in my Back in the day calendar, and in Ada Calhoun's book 
> about the esat village 'St Marks is Dead"
> So if you happen to be going to the Tribeca film festival and you happen 
> to have chosen to see the Abel Ferrara documentary "the Projectionist" 
> and you are not blinking at the wrong time , you will see this photo of 
> mine,  as well as my name zipping by in the credits ..
> https://annsan.smugmug.com/On-the-Road-or-On-Foot/New-York-City-back-in-the-day/i-MS6knBX/A

"Who'll stop the rain and fist" sounds like a film I would go some way to avoid.

> I was first approached by the film company last sumemr about this - they 
> finally ponied up in paypal last month (no, they didn't get the photo 
> until they paid for it) when the
> film got accepted for the festival.
> Brian, I'll try to find a tree or two today for the PUG..
> Still don't feel much like chatting.. everything is an effort  - and yet 
> now and then I can walk a city block or two very slowly. not to the 
> walker stage yet, thank goodness, and
> hopefully proper PT and drugs will keep me upright more ofeten than not

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