Hi everyone, although this is only my second post, I do keep an eye on the weekly emails. I just thought I would share my experience of my osteoporosis journey since being diagnosed in October 2015, as I know there is so much confusion over whether to take the meds. or not. At that time my scores were, spine t-score of -1.7 , hip -2.6. As I am only in my fifties, I declined the AA prescribed and decided to embark on the exercise/diet route. I would mention that I had just had surgery and gone straight into the menopause. Everything against me really! So I incorporated prunes, nuts, seeds and calcium rich food into my diet. My exercise involved lots of walking, a weekly dance class and I tried weight bearing exercise but did not like it so struggled to maintain it. Last May I had a further scan and was dissapointed with my scores of spine -2 and hip -3. I expected it to be honest as the years after the menopause is when bone loss is excessive. Anyway, I am still reluctant to take AA and have instead invested in a good quality weighted vest, and have taken the weight bearing exercise more seriously. I do feel like I am getting stronger as a result. Two weeks ago I had a really bad fall on the ice, although it was my upper body that took the brunt of it, I was really shook up. When I look back I am so surprised that I did not fracture, and I have not (fingers crossed) experienced one to date. I do realise that at some point in my life I will probably have to take the medication. I apologise for the length of this post but just wanted to share my story so far with you.