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I recently broke a rib just goofing around with my husband so my onc sent me for a bone density test. Now I have osteoporosis. Ugh! I'm just thankful to be alive. I know it could be worse than that.

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Stage 1 Patient almost 6 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Andre' Another thing we share.... the joys of osteoporosis! If it isn't bad enough to go through breast cancer treatment. I look at it as the "Gift that just keeps giving!" Has your doctor suggested the many drugs out on the market for treatment? That's an entire other subject....sigh. We ARE lucky to be alive and well no matter what. Hang in there, I look at these --leftovers-- as the price of doing business with breast cancer. We STILL won no matter what it throws at us. Ha- Ha- Ha! Take care, Sharon
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    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Yes Sharon, I will be starting on fosamax after I am up and around after my nipple surgery next week. I know the many precautions but grateful that it is available. Prayers to you.

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Andre', I had the same experience with the rib as you. My radiaologist told me that it would break easily because of the radiation if I fell or had a hard bump but I didn't think good natured horseplay would break me if I were squeezed too tight. I was already scheduled for a routine bone density because of the Femara. I have osteopinia(my bone is not porous but my base is not what it should be for my age. (63) I was prescribed Tums three times a day with meals and two with supper until I consult with the onc on Dec. 20. My husband was crushed and still winces when we talk about the aftermath of treatment. Oh well. I have a little twinge in my side to remind me how much my hubby loves. Gentle hugs to you. JO
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      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Jo I'm sorry to hear you broke too. Lol! We were so shocked when it happened & of course he feels horrible, poor guy. I guess mine is from bad bones to begin with & chemo. I didn't have radiation. I have now been on tomoxifin for two months. I...

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      Jo I'm sorry to hear you broke too. Lol! We were so shocked when it happened & of course he feels horrible, poor guy. I guess mine is from bad bones to begin with & chemo. I didn't have radiation. I have now been on tomoxifin for two months. I have osteoporosis in my left leg, back & neck. Osteopenia in my right leg & both hips. I just turned 45 two weeks ago. Like I said before tho, it could be worse. Prayers to you.

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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    What a beautiful and positive attitude. Way to go. We all know that it could always be worst. Like I told my husband the other night. We need to start counting our blessings not our misfortunes. We r more blessed then we think. God bless and praying for u.
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Thanks Norma. My husband & I have always felt that even thru this horrible ordeal we have been truly blessed. Not only could my situation be worse. I know there is always someone worse off than me.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Wow, being treated for 2 bone breaks in right foot. Bone scan before did indicate osteopenia, but didn't expect normal walking would cause a break. I'm not over weight or running with the bulls in Spain. any one else share this experience too? My profession was oncology so I understand. It's just a nasty reminder:(
    over 5 years Flag
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I didn't think it could happen so easily either. Hope you mend quickly.

      over 5 years Flag

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