The dr said that my bone density was excellent. Unfortunately, the same couldn't be said of the xrays. It seems I have osteoarthritis in the hips and lower spine. In addition, the lower spine has bone spurs. At least I know I'm not imaging the pain.
The answer seems to be that I have to lose weight and can exercise but can't do any back strengthening exercises since they'll just increase the pain.
I want to point out that I didn't have ANY arthritis, osteo or otherwise, when I started b/c treatments. Then, with every successive scan, they mentioned the growing arthritis. I really thought this pain was from the Femara/Arimindex. Thank the Lord for Tylenol3 or I wouldn't be able to stand up to wash dishes and I'm the only person here.
I think that I would like to start a collection of "things they didn't tell us in the brochure". If you would like to add items, just email me.
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".