Monday, 13 May 2019

Osteopenia ... cont'd

It's been about a month since my last post so I thought I'd update you on what's been going on with me and my osteopenia.

When my doctor's advise fell short as to what to do moving forward, I decided to take my health into my own hands.

So ... I've been scanning the Internet, gathering information and learning, learning, learning.

There's a lot of information out there, but the best source I've found so far is the Better Bones blog written by Dr. Susan Brown. Here I found everything I needed to know, from supplements to diet and exercise, meditation, and stress management.

I feel better.

I feel hopeful.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019


A recent bone density test (DEXA) showed that I have osteopenia.  A pretty significant loss of bone in just one year has taken me to the borderline for osteoporosis.

Image result for bone density dexa scores

My doctor suggested I start taking less calcium from supplements and more from my diet. I'm thinking of getting a second opinion.

When was your last bone density test? What did you doctor recommend?

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Sunday, 4 November 2018

My Blow Dryer Died

My blow dryer has gone to blow dryer heaven and I'm looking for a new one. 

I think my Conair Infinity Pro was at least 20 years old.  It did the job; it dried my hair.

Now I'm looking to achieve 'salon quality results' (smooth, frizz-free, shiny locks) at home. However, the variety of wattages, styles and brands available today is, to say the least, OVERWHELMING. 

Not to mention pricey, YIKES!

So far, this one looks pretty good and I may just get it:

Cute, eh?  Are you familiar with it? 

What's your take on blow dryers? Do you have one you can't live without? 

Please share and I will be forever grateful!  

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Hairdressers - why don't they listen?

I just had my hair cut. I took a picture of what I wanted along with me (always do) AND explained what I 'saw' in the picture just in case there was a 'perception issue'.

This is the picture:

This is what I got:

WTF? It happens every time with every hairdresser I've ever used. I keep hoping things will go differently (you know, maybe this time ...) but they never do.

This is what it looked like after I styled it myself:

Better, but still not what I wanted.

Am I alone here? Does your hairdresser listen to you when you tell her what you want done to your hair? 

Please share.