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“I Fall All the Time, But I Don’t Break Anything”

October 27, 2013 @ 9:15 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

Aunt Henrietta looked like half a raccoon with her entire left eye blackened.  She dismissed her looks as not a problem saying, “I fall all the time, but I don’t break anything.”  This is a change on both counts.  Five years ago, falls were infrequent.  Even so, she broke one wrist, then the other wrist, then her shoulder.

Two wrists, one shoulder, and half a dozen vertebral fragility fractures indicated Very Severe Osteoporosis.  That was before she took the Anabolic, Forteo, for 2 years.  She was the ideal patient for serious measures to stop her fractures.  And it has worked!!

Happy Birthday Aunt Henrietta

September 2, 2013 @ 2:24 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

Aunt Henrietta is celebrating her 89th birthday, and 4 1/2 years without a fracture!  This is a major victory for her.  She is one of our many stars!

Despite starting on enough calcium and enough vitamin D over 6 years ago, Henrietta broke one wrist, then the other wrist, and finally a shoulder.  Finally she added osteoporosis medications.  Despite falling all the way down the attic stairs, she has not broken anything since.

Give Calcium for the Holidays – in Premium Chocolates!

December 13, 2012 @ 8:16 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

Aunt Henrietta will be getting delicious, premium dark chocolate for Christmas again this year.  She gets the same for Easter and her August birthday.  Not often that an 88 year old gets something she desires and needs as a gift.  Because of her lactose intolerance and intolerance of all calcium pills, she needs this gift.

Henrietta needs to get enough Calcium if she is to Take Control Naturally.  That is very challenging with her sensitivities to milk, soy milk, cheses, calcium carbonate pills, calcium citrate, calcium maleate, calcium gluconate, etc.  Adora works.

Adora Premium Chocolate Calcium Supplement often works where others have not.  It is delicious!  The calcium is so finely ground that is undetectable.  So finely ground that Aunt Henrietta digests it despite her Nexium.  It is dessert in just 30 calories.

Aunt Henrietta & Superstorm Sandy

November 27, 2012 @ 10:40 pm
posted by Dr. Ginther

Aunt Henrietta has beaten Severe Osteoporosis with high dose Vitamin D, Adora Calcium Premium Chocolates, Forteo, and now Prolia.  I have written about her adventures with a throw rug, her bifocals, unexpected black ice, and her attic stairs.  Recently she tangled with Superstorm Sandy.

Aunt Henrietta lives in the steeply hilly part of New Jersey, far from the ocean.  No ocean storm surge there.  However, heavy rain, high winds, shallow soils, older trees, and narrow, twisting roads strung with power lines combined to almost do her in.  All she had was candles, layers of sweaters, and her stubborness (of which she has quite a lot).