Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bone density

I had to be in hospital very early today for a bone density check.

One of my aunts has had severe osteoporosis and my doc didn't want to take any risk.

It was still dark when I left, but it wasn't cold at all.
Such a strange experience.

It started to rain a bit and even the rain wasn't cold.

At the bus it was crowded because young people went to their schools, but I had a seat so I didn't mind at all.

In hospital they first x-rayed the aorta to see if there were calcifications.
If that would be the case they couldn't do the bone density scan.

A few minutes later I was called in for the bone density scan itself.
I didn't know what to expect, so I was rather curious.

They just placed me under a scanner, laying with my legs up, like I was sitting.
The scanner measures reflection and it took a minute or so before the first scan was ready.

Then I had to have my hip measured.

The nurse told me it would take 14 days to get the result.
That was it.

I could even use my busticket for the way back. So that saved money.

The rain was pouring down with wagonloads.
So I was glad to be home again.
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