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4 days ago · Prolia or alternative treatments? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I have done some research on other osteoporosis drugs and just the thought of putting those drugs in my body scares me. They all have side affects, which I know doesn’t affect everyone but I don’t want to be the one that it does. My PT also does osteostrong and has had success with it. She tried this after doing all the exercises, weight lifting etc. which showed no improvement in her bone density. Osteostrong is expensive and not covered by insurance, but it’s drug free. And yes my research and visit to Osteostrong indicates it increases bone strength as well as helping with balance.

6 days ago · Prolia or alternative treatments? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Has anyone had any experience with OsteoStrong? It’s a way to improve bone density without drugs. I’ve heard good things about it and the fact that you don’t have to inject any drugs in your body intrigued me. My doc wants me to go on Prolia, but the more I read about it the more I’m thinking this is not the way to go. It’s such a hard decision. I’ve been struggling with this decision for several months. My gut is telling me to stay away from the drugs. Good luck to everyone struggling with this same issue.

Wed, Nov 28 9:37am · Malignant melanoma of the choroid in the eye in Cancer

@jenniferhunter thank you for the information. I will check it out. Every bit of information on this will definitely be helpful and relieve anxiety for sure!

Tue, Nov 27 10:51am · Prolia treatment for osteoporosis in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Good luck with your decision. I am struggling with that too. I’ve talked to several friends who are in Prolia and have had no problems at all. After doing research and having three docs and my PT advise me to go on the medication, I have decided to go ahead. My risk for a fracture is high. I will have the injection in a couple of weeks. I will say, I’m still apprehensive about it. I wish you the best.

Mon, Nov 26 4:20pm · New Diagnosis - ascending aorta aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

@degarden_girl, I totally agree with the advice you gave @Drew944. When I was first diagnosed, we were immediately thankful that at least we knew and we could be proactive with my care. My son also has this very same thing. He is 37 years old, with a 5, 2 and 6 month old. He is monitored every year and follows his cardiologists recommendations. He doesn't dwell on his diagnosis, and lives life to the fullest and most importantly enjoys and loves those little ones. Like @dgarden_girl said, don't let your fear steal your enjoyment of life.

Thu, Nov 8 9:39am · Thoracic aortic aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

You are totally welcome. I'm so thankful that I found this site. It is nice to know that you aren't alone. I will admit though, that the thought of having to have this surgery scares me. I just pray that it doesn't come to that for myself, my son and you! Meanwhile, keep on keeping on and enjoy life and those kiddos of yours.

Wed, Nov 7 12:27pm · Thoracic aortic aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

I understand that you are scared. I am too, but I try not to dwell on it. My internal medicine doc told me a year and a half ago, that I would have to have my aorta and valve replaced immediately. Two of the cardio docs, disagree, saying my valve is working fine, and we just need to watch the aorta to see how quickly it grows. My son, who is only 37 also has the aortic aneurysm and they are watching him yearly with an echo. We both just go on living and try not to let this define us. I follow doctors orders, not lifting over 25 lbs, exercise and eat healthy. Try not to dwell on why this is happening to you or what you did to cause this…its not your fault, sometimes is just the luck of the draw.

Wed, Nov 7 8:51am · Coping with anxiety while waiting in Cancer

@mxaz1 Maxine, I can totally relate to you saying you both got the diagnosis. I feel the same way. My husband has a malignant melanoma of the eye. Whenever I talk about it, it's always as if I was also diagnosed with this melanoma. We've been married 42 years. You are an inspiration to me, thank you! I wish you and your husband the best as you tackle this journey together.