You will be pleased to know I have been very diligent in the back exercise department. Very diligent indeed. I still cannot pick things up from floor easily but I am moving with far less discomfort and am no longer confined to the house. Hurrah!
My first trip out was, of course, to the hospital. It has been an age since last I was there. This time, it was to yet another department. I was in search of the Infusion Suite, for I had a date with Zolendronic Acid. You are jealous. I can tell. I have concluded that this is the worst signposted hospital in the history of badly signposted hospitals. As yet again, I had to resort to asking for help. I did get there and it was eerily like being in the chemo unit: comfy chairs, pillows to support arms, lots of drip stands, lots of IV pumps, lots of off colour people sitting around. But it was ok.
My biggest concern was my veins. Blood needed to be taken as well as a cannula sited and it became a two stage procedure as while my veins will put out, they are stingy and delicate in the extreme. However, a cannula was sited in the crook of my elbow and provided I barely breathed, it worked. Two hours later, I was good to go. When I saw Bones at the Osteoporosis Clinic on my last visit, she had warned me that I could expect up to a week of ‘flu like symptoms. I have experienced nothing as severe as this. So far, I have been a bit achey and a bit muzzy headed but that is all. And the joy of not having awful stomach pains related to taking bisphosphonates means I will take this anytime.
I already have my next annual appointment, 12th February 2018 – nothing like being prepared 🙂