OT : annsan's diagnosis and a photo note too

Subash Jeyan pdml.live at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 21:48:13 EDT 2019


glad everything turned out reasonably  ok and glad to hear the news
about your photo. congratulations.


On Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:24:18 -0400
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
> 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
> ann

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