Remember how I wrote about missing orange juice?
Not any more.
Following my latest bone density test, I’ve now been diagnosed with osteoporosis. It wasn’t a huge surprise as the first test said I was osteopenic several years ago. (I think I’m going to have to put that one in spell checker. Can you imagine misspelling osteopenic?)
Anyway, I did the Fosamax thing for several years, had no issues while taking it, but – the dx came anyway.
I’m not thrilled.
My PCP doesn’t want to start the med again and would prefer that I work with my endo on this issue. But meanwhile, she suggested that I try to get as much calcium in my diet as possible. And gave me a handy, dandy list of calcium rich foods.
I don’t eat many of them…
I love cheese, yogurt, broccoli and guess what – ice cream is of course on the list (it’s pretty low on the list…).
Milk. I don’t think I’ve had a glass of milk since my D diagnosis. (Mostly because the only way I drank milk was with several Oreos to dunk in that milk.)
I don’t eat fish (salmon, canned w/ bones – ick, sardines, Atlantic, canned w/bones – more ick).
Despite being married to a Southern Gentleman, I still don’t eat kale, collard greens or turnip greens.
Back to the orange juice. The Tropicana low sugar fortified with calcium is now part of every breakfast. 8 ounces is 13 carbs and 35% of daily calcium.
I can do that. And thankfully, bungee jumping was never, ever on my bucket list.