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Tuesday, May 9, 2023

I didn't exactly get my normal blog post written for today.

While looking back at my calendar from last year I realized that I had my first Reclast infusion for osteoporosis last May.

I called to see about getting it scheduled for this month and was told I needed to see my endocrinologist first and he only had appointments open in September.

child in doctor costume

Ummm!! Why didn't they tell me last year that I needed to do this and made a yearly appointment for me or told me I needed to schedule months in advance.

My Reclast infusions are supposed to be given twelve months apart. 

Where are the grownups in the building?

Fortunately, someone canceled for this morning.

towels and a rose

So I am off to the doctor. It is seven miles north of me and it isn't my favorite area to drive to, but I will be glad to get it over with.

The next obstacle is going to Emory Hospital for the infusion. It is the hospital where Katy passed away and I haven't even been able to drive past there. 

One thing at a time.

Currently, screening for osteoporosis is recommended for women who are 65 years old or older and for women who are 50 to 64 and have certain risk factors, which include having a parent who has broken a hip.

Katy had severe osteoporosis and her spine and rib fractures contributed to her death. She was 41.

I hope that if you fall into a group that should be screened that you will do so. 


  1. Good Morning Laura. Great advice to be screened for Osetoporisis for women. I hope it will go well when you have to visit the hospital for your infusion. I know that will be a hard place to go since Katy's death. Prayers it will be ok for you. Hugs. Kris

  2. I hate those "doctor days". I try to put two appointments in one day sometimes, just to get it over with! How hard to go to that hospital. I feel for you. I just had my dexa scan awhile ago and for my age, it was pretty good. I do have mild osteopenia but the doc said no need to take any meds for it. It had been a few years since my last one, and this one was actually better than the one 5 years ago! Now that made me happy! We must do what we can to take care of ourselves and use preventative measures when we can! xoxo Marilyn

  3. Oh gosh, Laura, it seems like nothing easy when it comes to doctors lately. I hope the appointment went well and you'll let us know when you're going to the hospital so we can lend you some virtual support...xo


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