Osteoporosis real lives

Osteoporosis real lives

ANNETTE ASIMUS

In early 2014, Annette Asimus was turning to get into the shower when she felt a sudden stabbing pain. X-rays showed that she had five fractures in the spine. She also fractured three ribs turning over for the x-ray, plus she had eight old rib fractures. At 59, Annette was diagnosed with osteoporosis.

‘I knew I had osteopenia (thinning bones) and a tendency to fracture for some time. I had fractured ribs coughing with the flu.’

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CHRISTINE RYAN

When Christine Ryan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she focused on getting well, with surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, Herceptin infusions every three weeks and a five-year course of Letrozol.

‘Prior to treatment for breast cancer, my only other health issues were a hiatus hernia and a fracture from a foot injury in 2011.’

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