OT : annsan's diagnosis and a photo note too
kwaller at peoplepc.com
Mon Apr 29 12:50:17 EDT 2019
What Paul said and be the good patient and follow all directions !
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Stenquist" <pnstenquist at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: OT : annsan's diagnosis and a photo note too
> Hi Ann,
> Sorry you’ve had to suffer through this, but now that you have a correct
> diagnosis, the days ahead will hopefully be better. You are in my prayers
> and thoughts. And congrats again on the placement of your excellent photo!
>> On Apr 26, 2019, at 2:24 PM, 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 ..
>> 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 sanfedele photography
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