Now listen here!!!!!
If any of you have followed my posts in the last two weeks ( I was New here)
I was devastated to find that my t score for my spine had deteriorated from -3.00 to -3.5 and -2.7 , 2 years before
Shock horror and now time to go on the meds...
This was clearly a reluctant but necessary decision.
So today I tightened my wallet and made my way up to Harley Street for a second opinion.
I had another dexa and then went to see prof.
After an opportune x ray five /6 years ago I was found to have osteoporosis ( no fractures ever before or since) well I learned something today which may be of both use and interest;
Did you know that there is a universal matching up / calculations of the scores for hip and wrist on all the different types of dexa machine? But NOT the spine?
When prof took all my readings, including the latest seemingly worsening reading, and adjusted them for all the different machines get this!!!! MY SPINE ( which is the bad one) HAS NOT WORSENED AT ALL IN SIX YEARS.
So how are we mere mortals meant to manage this disease without these beautiful experts. I could have kissed prof. I said " I'm beginning to smile a little " and he said " you should be grinning from ear to ear with this news "
Good luck always people