It was a major setback to find out that I have osteoporosis and I was worried about how my life would change.
I’ve always known my lifestyle wasn’t healthy, but I didn’t have the motivation to change. I don’t enjoy cooking for just me, so I rely on ready-to-eat meals, and I always use my car even if finding a parking space takes longer than walking the entire distance.
In addition to the medical treatment, my doctor recommended some drastic changes. My diet changed to help support my bones, which meant fruit, vegetables and vitamin D supplements. And I started exercising regularly, which wasn’t as terrible as I feared. I found a weekly Tai Chi group with an experienced teacher, and I’m surprised how much I enjoy it. I also do some exercises I found on fragilebones.eu.
I’ve discussed osteoporosis testing with my entire family.