Thursday, April 26, 2012

Best to know

I had a bone-density test done this morning. It's one of those things that your girlfriends talk about when you meet for coffee and you realize you've never had one and feel like you are lagging behind in the 'women's health issue' department.
Actually, that happened awhile ago as this test is the second one I've had done now. This one will tell me if I am starting to fall apart.

Here's how it works. The first scan is to get a 'base' of where you are at as far as the health of your bones. That was done 3 years ago. Today, the second scan will show them any changes since scan 1. It is a very low-grade x-ray that scans your body from your feet to your neck. It measures the density of your bones by the colour on the x-ray. White is what you want...good, dense bones. Grey or black shows deterioration of the bone. Oh, it is much more 'technical' than that but that's how it was explained to me today. My mother had osteoporosis in her later years and other members of the family suffer from arthritis. Best I keep on top of this.

I have a cat in a window photo for you. This is actually my daughter Allie's cat, Joe. I popped by and just as I was getting back into the car I looked up and there he was. "Hey, Joe".

Joe was rescued as a kitten many years ago. He is a character and lives with Ray-Ray (cat) and Forest, the new lab.

I also spotted a lovely cat wasting time on his fence yesterday. As you can see, our weather is cloudy, rainy & cooler this week. Kane & I don't let the dark clouds keep us in. Rain-boots are at the front door next to the dog leash. Must go...
hugs, Deb


  1. Hi Deb: Love those kitties in the windows. I'm so glad you are keeping up with health issues. I have also had two bone density scans and, I'm happy to say, they tell me I have the bones of a 20 year old. Wish I had the age too!!!I kind of love that scan because it is rather relaxing to me when they take it..Happy Thursday..Judy

  2. Joe was waiting for you!
    I had a bone density test for my 50th birthday!
    We women need to take advantage of every test available...we have a lot of living to do.
    Jane x

  3. I had one of the those tests years ago. I wonder how often you need to get them...

  4. Hi Deb,
    I've never had that test done but I know I should do something about it. Thanks for the reminder. Love the photo of the cat in the window...sounds like he has a wonderful home now. I wish you could send us some of your rain...I'm having to water every day and this makes me worry that our summer will be another drought. We've already lost trees and the lilacs really suffered from last year...not sure how many we'd loose if it stays dry like this. SO...PLEASE send us some rain if you can :) I hope your weekend is a good one.
    Maura :)

  5. Glad you are staying on top of possible issues with osteoporosis. Deb, I just love your love of cats... always gives me a warm, happy feeling. Thank you so much for your prayers... deeply appreciated. blessings ~ tanna