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Forum: Bone Health and Bone Loss —

Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong

Posted on: Jul 5, 2011 02:04PM - edited Jul 5, 2011 06:31PM by cookiegal

cookiegal wrote:

I got my one year bone density results today. The Reclast did the job, in one spot my density improved 6.5%. I am now categorized as osteopenia in my spine and NORMAL in my hip.

I will have a blood test soon and six months later, if it comes out well, I can delay Reclast 2 for a year! 

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Jul 5, 2011 04:24PM peggy_j wrote:

Congrats!!!

Dx 2/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 5, 2011 04:58PM Octobergirl wrote:

That is wonderful news.  It gives me hope that the problem can reverse itself.

Congratulations!

Molly

October Dx 3/25/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 5, 2011 05:01PM imbell wrote:

Happy to hear happy news. May it continue. Good luck

Dx 9/10/2009, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 5/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 5, 2011 07:20PM cycle-path wrote:

Hurray! cookiegal, maybe you could describe whether you had SEs from Reclast. There have been some questions about that on this board.

I am an Uppity Woman. Don't like my posts? Put me on IGNORE. Dx 12/10/2010, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jul 5, 2011 08:08PM cookiegal wrote:

Yes I had very strong SE's. The worst of them lasted around 18 hours. I had the infusion on a Friday, and woke up Saturday with bone pain and fever. It was not fun. I even fainted at one point.

I would stock up on snapple and crackers or something similar, and have water very near by.

However by Sunday I was well enough to travel to a short fundraiser walk.

I have heard of the SE's lasting longer for patients with mets. 

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Jul 5, 2011 08:25PM cookiegal wrote:

I should add that I had several conversations with my brainy dentist about the risk of osteonecrosis.

As someone who has LE, and a bad attitude about it, I know how awful an incurable SE can be.

My dentist felt that since I had no history of dental problems, and I am in my 40's that the risk was very small. 

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