OT : annsan's diagnosis and a photo note too

Ken Waller kwaller at peoplepc.com
Mon Apr 29 12:50:17 EDT 2019


What Paul said and be the good patient and follow all directions !

Kenneth Waller
http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/kennethwaller

----- 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!
> Paul
>
>> 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 ..
>>
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -- 
>> ann sanfedele photography
>> https://annsan.smugmug.com
>> https://www.cafepress.com/annsanstuff
>> https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/annsan




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