Alice explains how she works daily to control her osteoporosis.
Dealing with my osteoporosis is a daily battle and each day I have to take my calcium with the vitamin D supplements. I eat low-fat yogurt twice a day at least, sometimes three.
I do some sort of exercise if I am not going to the workout with my trainer. I do have some equipment at home that I can handle on my own by myself. And four, I have to be careful how I move, not to go too fast, watch the ground if I am wearing my glasses because they are trifocals, making sure my depth of perception is accurate because each day it’s a battle and that doesn’t mean that it goes well.
There are days I fall and 9-1-1 is called. I have an alert button I wear around my neck from my burglar alarm company and the fire department can get into the house; they have a key.
So I can do all of these things and I can try to be real careful. It’s no guarantee but I do work with it on a daily battle, and that’s important because I don’t want another broken bone. I don’t want to be in the wheelchair that I know is coming eventually in my life.
They told me one day I would be on full disability. I knew it would happen. I just didn’t know when. And then when it happened it was like, oh my god! It’s really real. It’s here. And now I know some day I would be in a wheelchair. I just don’t know when, and I am doing everything I can to prevent that.
I have grandchildren. I have a bran new grand baby. I cannot even lift her. She has to be put in my lap because she was born weighing eight pounds and three pounds is my limit. So just something as simple as that.
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