Tuesday, July 11, 2017
DRY BONES, RUNNY NOSE, WHO'S THE BOSS
My allergies were calm this morning just long enough for a question to rear its ugly head.
I've been checking the calendar so I won't miss the Prolia inj at the end of this month.
And I actually want) to take the next bone density test, but secretly plan it for after Prolia inj #4 has had a chance to work.
The question I shouldn't face right now is: What if that right hip isn't better?
I've always been sure that I believe in Prolia. But there are plenty of things patients and doctors believe in that turn out to be.....not infallible.) I like Prolia, because I am impressed with how it works in the body. Short version - it does its work and then goes away.
The pills on the other hand grip onto one's bones and may be hard to dislodge. Like Bondo on a hole in your car (ask your boyfriend. He may give you a lecture on cars, but he'll probably like that better than a plate of pancakes. Okay, enough on Bondo.)
The doctor has already hinted that because I already had osteoporosis when I started Prolia, I may have to take more Prolia than these four shots. Will I do that?
This question will not be answered until Prolia shot 4 has had a chance to act, and the density test results are out. Probably in August.
Now my fear of authority figures is in play. He's the authority figure here. I feel guilty if I wait for the density test. And I still tend to think that if the doctor wants more Prolia, I'll have no choice. That can be a dangerous attitude for a patient to get.
This was going to be a 3-sentence post. Oops. At this moment I don't know. If the hip isn't better, I may agree to more Prolia. Not because he's an authority figure, but because I trust him and want him as my doctor.
I still remember that first day in his waiting room when the woman said, "You have the good doctor!"