Hi. I've had some results of my latest Dexa scan today. I'm due to speak to the consultant next week so I thought I'd jump the gun and ask some questions so I could prepare for the conversation.
This is a summary:
" Dexa scan shows an unreliable score at the lumbar spine due to the presence of vertebral fractures.
Fermoral Neck T score is -3.4 with a Z score of -2.2
This is a decline of 23% since 2019 (what's a Z score?)
Total Hip T score is -3.1 with a Z score of -2.2
This is a 19% decline since 2019
VFA (what does this mean?) imaging shows multiple thoracic and lumbar vertebral fractures including from T10 through to L3. These were not present in the 2019 scan. "
Bear in mind that most of this was due to side affects of drugs and my liver transplant last year. Since 2020, I have grown 10 cm from the results of the scan and am walking daily for strength building and started a new 8 week exercise program with a therapy trainer at my local hospital as a referral.
Any feed back would be greatly appreciated as this is the next stage of my recovery.