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Annie : DEXA scan and great results
Diary entry posted Fri 1:37pm 27 May 2005

May 27

Okay, so my endocrinologist was convinced that I needed a bone scan because I had broken my leg. Me, I figured my leg broke because I slipped on ice and basically sat on it, as ungraceful as that was, and not necessarily because I am 47 (will be 48 in June). So, yesterday I went in and did my DEXA. I have to admit, I was a bit curious to see the results. I was pleasantly rewarded. I had not had one in two years, and all three locations had gone up in bone density. When reading DEXA scores, they compare your bone to a normal 30 year old, and a score above -1.0 is good (a positive number is great); a score below -1.0 means you are beginning to lose bone and head into the osteopenia range and then into the osteoporosis range when you get into the -2.5 range or so (that varies a bit depending on the doctor). The greater the negative number, the greater the loss. A positive number is great and means you have more than the norm for your age. My T score for my lumbar spine had gone from -1.0 (which for some is considered the break off for good density and osteopenia) to -0.4; my T score for my hip had gone from -1.2 to -.2; and my T score for my wrist had gone from +1.3 to +2.0. My endo had told me that the best way to see what the bone density of the ankle is is to see the density of the wrist. Well, the density of my wrist is over normal for my age, so guess what, I broke my ankle as a result of a big oops and some clutziness, not because of any bone problems and my age. I am thinking that the fact that I have good bones is also reflected in the relative ease and speed of the healing of my break. I guess all the years of exercise with trying to eat right without the junk food and no sodas, has finally paid off. I've also been staying on top of trying to get my HRT in line. Anyway, I am thrilled to know my bones are happy bones and nice and strong. Now, if I can just keep from being a clutz and breaking any more!!!



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