When I first retired, I was excited. I felt like I had a whole lot of life to live ahead of me, and there were so many things that I wanted to do that I had never had time to do before. It seemed like everything was going well until one day I tripped in my home, and when I hit the ground, I immediately felt a crack in my arm. I did not fall all that hard, and so it was a major surprise when I realized that I had broken my arm. When I was in the emergency room, they took x-rays, and as it turned out, I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. This is a disease that causes your bone density to break down and makes it far easier for you to suffer bone fractures. This was the reason that it was so easy to break my arm.
I made a doctor’s appointment as soon as I got out of the hospital, and I told him about the diagnosis. I definitely trust my doctor, and he ran a series of more tests and told me that I do, in fact, have the disease. In order to treat it, he told me I ought to trartar osteoporose medication that just hit the market. He told me that this was a medication that had been proven to help people’s bones gain more density by allowing them to more properly absorb the nutrients that their bones need in order to remain healthy and strong.
He went ahead and gave me a prescription for this medication, and told me that I needed to be careful not to do any hard physical activity in order to avoid any further fractures. Obviously, because I had a broken arm, I was not going to have a problem staying away from a lot of physical activity. He said it would probably take a couple of months for my bones to start to recover, and that I would need to go in to get x-rays at that time in order to see how things were doing.
Well, my arm is back to normal, and I had the follow-up appointment. Everything looks good according to my doctor, and it looks like I might be on my way to enjoying my retirement the way that I had hoped to before all of this happened.