Butrflynet will take me to my surgeon on July 19th. I hope the news is good, but we got bad news last week. My regular physician had me tested for the condition of my bones and the news was not good. My leg bones are so fragile that they are in danger of breaking.
My physician took me off the medication for osteoporosis about five years ago because it was not advised for so many years. Now, it looks like it will have to resume it. I was doing most of the exercises that I could do, such as walking and Treadmill every day. Unfortunately, this wore out my hip, resulting in my hip replacement this year. I have to avoid any exercise that would risk falling, or high-impact exercises that may cause fractures.
For many years, I've been careful about getting at least 1,200 milligrams per day of calcium and 800 - 1,000 international units of vitamin D3 to help my body to absorb calcium. Apparently, it hasn't been enough and I will have to take more medication for osteoporosis. It will include high-calcium foods including: cheese, ice cream, leafy green vegetables, such as spinach and collard greens, low-fat milk, salmon, sardines (with the bones), tofu, and yogurt. I eat a lot of them with some low-fat milk, not much tofu, but never sardines.
The only problem is that after my hip surgery I had very little appetite for food in the hospital. But when I got home after two months in the hospital, Butrflynet saw that I gradually ate more of her delicious food. She was good at sneaking good stuff like tofu and and yogurt into my food.
Now, on July 19th, I hope my surgeon finds my broken hip bone is healing well so that I don't have to have another surgery. I'm beginning to really hate hospitals. Dolly and Madison doggies are tired of me being in hospitals and want me home and well so they can play with me.