Alice recalls the positive changes that have taken place since her osteoporosis diagnosis.
Having osteoporosis has been painful and debilitating but it has also had a positive aspect for me in the sense that because of my age and severity I have written a book, “Living Day To Day With Severe Osteoporosis.”
I speak. I run a support group in my local community. I travel. I do book signings. I speak at expo events for health fairs. I have been to Washington D.C. I spoke in the offices of senators and representatives and it has given me the opportunity to have a voice and speak out to prevent this.
Women now, in their 50s, are just going to begin to realize they are in beginning menopause. I have already been there and have had the menopause. I don’t want anybody to go down the road I am on and when I found out I was on disability I decided to write a book because I could speak out on this from a personal experience.
All the research I had done had been written by people in the medical field: doctors, radiologists and physical therapists. But I am a person who is actually living with it. I am a person who actually falls and has the broken bones and I can go out and speak and say, “Don’t go down this road. Do these things. Talk to your doctor. Do anything you can now to prevent it because there is no cure. There is only treatment and prevention.”
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