Thursday, September 10, 2015


I had my follow up this afternoon. It rained most of the day but just made my way through the rain.

T-6 Thoracic spine compression fracture, cause, Osteoporosis and some kind of impact. Osteoporosis advanced stages. Left hip bone thin. Need another x-ray of spine on Monday to make sure there is not a collapsed vertebrae lower spine.

No further treatment at this time for fear of more damage. I will continue to take the bone renewal medication. No lifting or fast twisting. This can take up to a year to heal. 

So it will be lots of down time to get healed.

But someone wants me to crochet 36 dish rags so at least I'll have something to keep me busy.

To answer a comment about supplements or cranberry juice, Dr. feels supplements are better.

Good Night All.


  1. Not what we wanted to hear but at least you know and you realize that it will be a long slow process. Hang in there.

  2. I feel your pain..... Mine started as a fracture and has resulted in a collapse that have formed a wedge deformity in T 7,8,9. Alternating standing, sitting and laying down seems to be the best way to manage pain.....and Celebrex works for me. It has required a lifestyle change but I remain determined to live life fully. My best piece of advise is to look at all the things in your life that you love to do and find the easiest way to do them with out lifting and stressing your back. Take Good Care.....

  3. I don't know what bone renewal medication you are taking, but beware if you start to have bone pain anywhere. The meds can cause bone to grow in places it shouldn't. After taking Boniva for 10 months I ended up with a very painful shoulder that requred surgery.

  4. Hi Jim n Sandie,

    Well yes at least now I know what this is and deal with it. Could have been worse.

    Hi Karen,

    Yes you now about this. I can't take Celebrex I have a bad allergy reaction from it. I need to go for another xray to make sure there isn't more damage also. And your right I must find a way around this like you did to continue to do what I love. I see a van in my future.

    Hi Gypsy,

    It's a new medication that doesn't just stop further damange but rebuilds bone. I'll keep your recommendation in mind.

  5. wheat germ makes bones heal faster, stronger.

  6. that louis up there is an invader, do NOT use anything from there, need to delete.

  7. Hi Trouble,

    I deleted him for good, these things are starting to pop up again. Jerks need a real job I guess.