Mom/Compression fracture/79 yrs old/scared :-(
First post... sorry to begin as the frantically worried daughter, but there you have it.
My Mom, who has always been vibrantly healthy, in shape, at the gym, etc experienced a sudden pain while bending over and coughing about 2 months ago. Her bone scan revealed a compression fracture and the MRI just confirmed 2 more. She is in pain, but not terrible pain. She went through menopause at 42, has a very thin frame and her doctor wants to put her on Fosamax. She also has glaucoma that is not too bad right now... other than that she is pretty healthy. She eats really well and has always exercised.
I am really scared for her. If a bone can break that easily what is in store for her? Her sister just died last week, all bent over and with terrible dementia.
She is taking vitamin D3 now along with doing all the things I've told her to do... sardines, canned salmon, walnuts, sitting in the sun 20 minutes per day, raw milk, pure salt (the pink stuff with the minerals intact) as well as doing all the things the doc told her to do. She won't use a cane, and tried to wear high heels last week... after that she hurt for days. She's vain as anything and looks about 50, if that, with no plastic surgery ever.
She's my favorite person on earth and I am very worried. I want more time... lots and lots of time. Any suggestions or advice greatly appreciated.