"There's a myth that anyone who has a liver problem has brought it on themselves" This quote is from a Crohn's disease patient living with a blocked portal vein hoping for a liver transplant (Independent 31st Oct 2010)

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Now I have osteopenia

So I had this DEXA scan thing on 19th April and then completely forgot about it.

Letter arrived today telling me my 'T score' (whatever that is) is -1.9 and is in keeping with osteopenia. Which seems to be a sort of pre-osteoporosis. And that I must go to my GP for meds.


I hope I can treat it with extra Vit D (ha ha, already am) and calcium. I really really do not want to take bisphosphonates. They do horrible things to your oesophagus and digestive tract - not a good idea if your oesophagus is already compromised with the cirrhosis.

So more research into alternatives before going back to the Doc for his opinion.


  1. Would you please quit getting stuff already!?!?!

    I appreciate that women are complex creatures, but you seem to be going the extra mile here. :-)

    Hang in there, Fiona.

    Sending yet more hugs and prayers your way.

  2. It's your fault...look at the title of your post yesterday 'Is there anything to treat' :-)) Anyway, now you've got something (else) to treat...

    Big bloody exasperated sigh for you Fiona :-(

    Feels like we're all hamsters caught on a wheel, once you're on you can't get off coz something keeps you spinning...if not 'c' then something else rears it's head :-(