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Topic: Osteopenia, am risk for fractures

Forum: Bone Health and Bone Loss — Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong

Posted on: Apr 3, 2017 08:46PM

Artista928 wrote:

So the DEXA bone scan today concluded I have this in my lumbar spine. Don't see doc until Wed. Do they normally put you on some med for this or it's only for osteoporosis.

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 3, 2017 10:41PM MinusTwo wrote:

Artista - I was put on meds for osteopenia several years before cancer. Did not like the biosphosphonates, so quit them & took mega calcuim w/D & changed my diet. I started doing weight bearing exercises, quit smoking & quit drinking cokes - all contributors. I brought my DEXA scan back up to normal. Unfortunately after the BC treatments I've now slipped into osteoperosis. And due to CIPN (neuropathy in my feet) I fell and broke my arm. I started Prolia shots every 6 months. So far, no problems but I won't have a DEXA until the end of this year to see if it's doing any good.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Apr 4, 2017 12:07AM Artista928 wrote:

Thanks for sharing. What sort of dietary adjustments did you make? Along with this today they found on abdominal u/s that I have a 2 cm gallstone in gallbladder. Have some side pain and a UTI that remains after a course of oral abx to deal with. Oh and on a side note, looks like my guinea pig has a bladder infection or stone so off to the vet I go hopefully tomorrow her vet can get me in. Fun times!

Dx'd at 50. Doing it all, all by myself. Stopped Letrozole after 5 weeks. Debilitating se's. Back on Tamox now. Dx 6/2/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (DUAL) Surgery 8/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/28/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/9/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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