I'm in a state of shock! Today I had a Dxa bone scan. This was done at the same location, same machine, and I asked the tech to review my last reading Oct/2010 before she did today's scan. Two years ago my classification for my AP Spine T-score was - 3.0, my Dual/Femur T-score was -0.9.
Today I do not have OP, yet I do have Osteopenia, my AP spine T score is -2.2 and my hip T score, left side total is -0.6, and the right side (not as good) is -1.0 total score.
I have a question for dxaguru, does this sound TRUE? I never expected my bones to reflect that huge of a change in two years. I was hoping for a slight change, but this sounds too big. DXAGURA, have you seen changes similar to mine in just a two years span?
I am happy with my report, yet concerned that the tech did something wrong while taking the scan. She told me she is accredited and mentioned the names of her credentials, CMA/RT. She said she has been doing these scans for 25 year. After leaving the office, I noticed that she had my former weight on the results. I currently am 8 lbs more than two years ago. Yet, my height is the same. DXAGURA would that throw off the reading?
If anyone is interested in what I have done since my last scan, I've improved my diet, I try to be aware if I have eaten enough calcium, protein, and dark leafy green veggies. I am not taking any special pills. I do take calcium citrate, and vit. D. I do weight bearing exercises on machines twice a week at a gym. Depending on what machine I am using the weight varies from 20 lbs, or 30 lbs, or 40 lbs. I lift or push these weights between a count of 30 and 45 on each machine. I do daily exercises at home, and I do a Silver Sneaker hour exercise class twice a week at the gym.
I am happy with my results, but I still cannot believe such an improvement in my bones happened so quickly. I've been getting scans once every two years since 1999. Originally, the AP spine was -2.6 and each scan thereafter no improvement and THIRTEEN YEARS OF FOSAMAX. Oh well, maybe now that I've recently gone off Fosamax, maybe it has finally kicked in!