How's this for timing? Last week I went for my bone density scan and got diagnosed with osteoporosis. This week, I read that taking Aromasin (which I did, for 3 years) causes bone thinning. That makes it even more important to keep up on annual screenings and bone meds.
I actually enjoy this kind of screening. I get to lie down, have my feet propped up, and snooze in a dimly-lit room while a machine takes pictures - without compressing any of my tender parts. What I don't enjoy is getting the diagnosis - but it is better to know, so my doctor can get me the right treatment.
Estrogen is good for your bones, but it can fuel breast cancer, too. That's why many chemo drugs make your hormone levels plummet. Fortunately you can do something about this - during and after treatment!
It takes some work and lots of patience to get back in your groove, once your treatments are over. Rev up your recovery with a super-healthy diet, add some exercise, and don't expect to feel "normal" right away.
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