I finally had the Dexa scan yesterday. Spine is OK but there is some deterioration at the head of the left femur - the right hip joint was replaced 7 years ago. The scan was done by a research company that is offering free scans to GPs' patients and asking suitable patients to take part in research programmes on various conditions, one of which is osteoporosis. There is no obligation and I am seeing one of their doctors next month to see what he/she has to tell me about this. Meanwhile, I'm back on the Strontium Ranelate which I have been naughty about in the last few months.