First Endocrinologist Visit Today
It took months to get a referral after being taken off Reclast for my osteoporosis in Aug. Told I had to take a yr. vacation from the infusion left me feeling very vulnerable because I've been on bone meds for years.
When I didn't get a "new patient" packet to fill out ahead, I called and was told the new doc doesn't do that. I'm taking a list of my meds & otc supplements, a brief health history along with my last two Dexa scan reports. I am so hopeful that she will provide/prescribe additional supplements and offer other suggestions to help me strengthen my bones.
A second big concern is my unintended 27 lb wt loss and will be asking her if she can aid me with that as well. Would a dietitian referral for bones and wt loss help? Would a referral to a physical therapist or exercise group, trained in bone health be possible?
I am anxious about today's visit. I know time per patient is limited and am so hoping that she'll provide more help. My two copies of questions are ready and now the wait and fears of disappointed expectations is playing a tune in my head.
It is wonderful to have a place to express my nervousness and will report back "how the visit went". Thanks Mayo Connect for providing these patient forums for us all.