Monday, April 30, 2007
DXA Scan - More Reminders
Today was my DXA scan - to test my bone density (!!!!). Us menopause women who don't produce signficant amounts of estrogen run the risk of osteoporosis. I had to fill out a form in the waiting room where I was able to refer to myself as menopausal - oh the joy. This is the official beginning of bones going brittle and body turning to dust.
Unlike a pap smear or other x-ray like experiences, you leave your clothes on - but unsnap your bra and unzipper your pants. The machines moves up and down your spine and sounds like a game of Ms. Pac Man.
At the end the nurse (or technician) asked me if I had any questions. She isn't really allowed to answer any questions, but she is suppose to ask.
Honestly, I don't expect a negative result - I've been excercising my entire adult life, but you never know.
I could see the pictures of my bones on her computer screen but she refused to comment on how I looked - "you will get your results in 5 days...."