In 2007 I had my BMD measured again. And I had dropped a whopping 7 %. I cried. I got very angry. I got the news on my birthday and I let it ruin my birthday. I hoped that this year I might only show a 1 or 2 % drop. Maybe even stabilize. I had hoped that maybe the chemo and the ooph had whomped me good. However, I had enough sense to wait until after my birthday to go in for the scan.
The result? Another 7% drop. Now look, I was an engineering major in college so it isn’t hard for me to do the math here. Seven percent a year for several years…equates to Jayne the Jellyfish.
Well, folks. It seems to me that I have landed myself a new research project. What are my options? Will I have to stop skiing? I am currently taking Arimidex – is that a factor? Do I have to wait until I actually have osteoporosis to get treatment? Believe it or not, my BMD is still within the normal range even after these two disastrous readings.