BONE SCAN DENSITY
I was ordered to do a bone scan last week and just got the results. I’m due for another type of bone density test this coming week as well. Why? Because of the hormonal treatment I’m in for the next five months, we’re making sure my bones hold up. I did not say OLD BONES, you noticed.
Here’s the result that was performed using a GE Lunar Prodigy DXA system. I haven’t got the slightest idea what all that means but the news is good!
Simply, they were interested in the areas where the prostate cancer had metastasized on my rib cage and spine. On my lumbar spine my bone mineral density is 1.539 with a T-score of 2.7. On the Femur, my left femoral neck, the bone mineral density is 1.073 with a T-score of 0.0. Looking at the chart above shows the position I’m holding in this bone density fight.
Based on World Health Organization criteria, I fall within the range of normal. In fact, I’m up quite a bit in normal. No wise cracks from the peanut gallery about being normal. I’m smiling.
This is very important for me because if the next bone scan of a different sort is good news, it means my bones are strong and we can fight much better to kill these enemies of my flesh. I’m very encouraged.
The report also states, “The patient should have a followup scan in 2 years.” That’s music to mine and Judy’s ears. Thank you all for praying and staying the course with us. I’m not lonely nor do I feel alone. With God, nothing is impossible. One way to protect the bone density issue is to pump iron. So baby, I’m pumping my little five pound dumbbells every day.
This is a praise the Lord day for us. Love you all.