I can`t remember whether I mentioned this at the time, but some months ago I had a letter from my doctor`s practice saying that I had been diagnosed with ostioporosis. It scared the hell out of me. I went straight to see my gp, & asked him about it. He didn`t know anything about it, but prescribed me calcium & vitamin d just the same. He also arranged me to have a bone scan ( I`m still waiting for my appointment) I had a routine scan 12 years ago which showed up normal, but I can`t stop worrying about this. How can they find ostioporosis without a bone scan. I`m terrified that I`ll trip over, or some moron who isn`t looking where theyr`e going will bump into me in the street, knock me over, & I`ll end end up in hospital with a hip fracture, & we all know what happens then, Most people who break a hip don`t survive.