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[FONT="Palatino Linotype"][COLOR="DarkGreen"][SIZE="3"]Hi Rosaflor: I agree with you completely. I've had spontaneous fx's, and I also have family members that had more than one fx apiece. I also have a neighbor who died from a blood clot due to inactivity from a fx'd hip. I've also talked to people around my town in labs, hospitals etc who had the same problem. One of those I spoke with fx'd her pelvis and both feet walking in her house. This lady also had cancer which contributed to the bone loss, and unfortunately can't take forteo due to radiation. She's finally back at work, but has to sit and do desk work, after years of rehab.

It's really hard to explain loss of independence to someone who hasn't personally experienced it. I wish I could say that I don't know what that's like but I do, since my life has changed dramatically since the first spinal fx. I hope no one ever has to go through this, but we all have to decide for ourselves what we'll do to prevent it. If you aren't in a high risk group for this you probably won't have this problem but for those of us who are, our independence is paramount. I found that having to rely on others for help is something I'm not good at. I have a really hard time if I can't do everything that I need for myself. Maybe that's a flaw in my character, but whatever it is, I find it almost paralyzing to ask someone to help me with the simple things I can't do.

Good luck to you, and let us know how the reclast goes... Even though I don't think I'll be using reclast, you never know what the future holds, so I would like to learn as much from you about this type of treatment. I hope you don't have any side effects and that it works to rebuild your bones so you can remain independent. :wave:[/FONT]
RosaFlor -Thanks for posting about the independence issue. That and pain are two things that can put someone into a state of fear when they receive a diagnosis of osteoporosis. And, I do not really think that doctors address these issues. Perhaps it is not in their job description?:) So that leaves us to try to deal with it ourselves , some will seek an outlet to share/deal with their fears, and/or seek counseling.It is of course on thing to deal with the fear of dependency and then another thing to be living it. Everyone will deal with it differently and hopefully find their own way. It is really wonderful to have access to healthboards to share.I welcomed you on another thread where you talked about your reclast experience. But welcome again!:)

DesertBloom- I went back and saw that you indeed were not the one to first mention independence and thought I would correct the message . Thanks!