Patient advocate and blog writer with osteopenia. I started out with established osteoporosis, which was detected at 32, and improved my scores greatly with Forteo. My main primary causes of OP are family history and early non-surgical menopause. My education was in Law/Paralegal, but had to give that up due to a severe auto accident that fractured my spine. Many surgeries followed due to 6 additional spinal fractures. I'm also a care-giver to my husband who is substantially disabled.
I like to keep up on new treatments by researching osteoporosis through clinical trials and medical articles from many bone and mineral metabolism and osteoporosis associations.
I'm also a group leader at the National Osteoporosis Foundation, reaching out to those with this condition who need help and support navigating this disorder at many ages.