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Old 10-20-2011, 07:51 PM   #1
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Be not afraid, stay the course

Hi everyone, I haven't posted for quite a long while, I felt the need
to share something with my friends. A long time ago, when I was first
diagnosed with osteoporosis I went through a roller coaster ride of
emotions, it went up, it went down. I remember the role many of
you played in my final decision to get healthy the best way I knew
my body would respond. I decided that I would take my calcium,
vitamin D, eat healthy, exercise (garden work) eat my greens, fruits and
to "let go, let God. I decided not to be afraid, to stay my own course
and not take any medications whatsoever. Good news, I am relocating
and decided I would have the Bone density test one more time on the
machine that has been spitting out negative numbers and lo" and behold
the test on Oct. 19th said I had increased bone density in spine and hips.
I am 73 years old and I was expecting that the ole' bones were just
going to give me more of the same, I was just curious and my doctor
was stunned to say the least. In summary dear friends, you know
your own body, " to thine own self be true." Please know you are
not at the mercy of the bone density test. Take charge of your
life, live each day one day at a time, and know you are the greatest

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Old 10-20-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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Re: Be not afraid, stay the course

You have a wonderful attitude. You see the big picture and take advantage of the blessings given you. Congrats on the increase in your bone density and keep up the good work!

Old 10-21-2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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Re: Be not afraid, stay the course

Good for you - that's amazing and inspirational!

Old 10-21-2011, 06:55 PM   #4
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Re: Be not afraid, stay the course

Thank you very much, I personally couldn't understand initially after
the test, how the same machine that spit out all the negative results
on the scan, could now give me increased bone density results when in fact
I was doing the same identical care of my osteoporosis. I realized it was me who made the difference, there wasn't anymore fear enzymes floating
through my system, only acceptance. I love music so music therapy
was relaxing and kind to my body. I always loved ice cream cones as a
child so I started to enjoy the anticipation of a childhood treat each week,
Fear was finally out and fun and joy had returned. I chastised my mind
when it wanted to return to the old ways of "what if's." It became
abundantly clear that it was more fun to live this new way. I hope I
haven't given you information overload, however when one writes it is always
very therapeutic.

Old 10-22-2011, 05:51 AM   #5
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Re: Be not afraid, stay the course

Hello wildflowers, i am so happy to hear your wonderful news. You are living proof that that "keeping it simple" and "getting down to the basics" is a good way to deal with what life gives you. Thank you for sharing your words of wisdom. take care...phyllis
I am so much more than a score, I am strong, healthy, active and like to help others.

Old 10-24-2011, 08:04 PM   #6
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Re: Be not afraid, stay the course

Thanks so much for this post!

I was just diagnosed three weeks ago, and my roller coaster ride so far has led me to choose the 'lifestyle' approach rather than the fear and drug. So your report is most encouraging.

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