Alice recalls the positive changes that have taken place since her osteoporosis diagnosis.
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Having osteoporosis has been painful and debilitating but it is also had a positive aspect for me in the sense that because in my age and severity, I have written book “Living Day-to-Day with Severe Osteoporosis.” I speak, I run a sport coop in my local community, I travel. I do book signings. I speak at expo events for health fairs. I’ve been to Washington, D.C. I spoken the offices of senators and representatives, and it has given me the opportunity to have a voice and speak out to prevent this. Women now in their 50s are just going to begin to realize their in beginning menopause. I’ve already been there and I’ve had the menopause. I don’t want anybody to go down the road I’m on and when I found out, I was on disability. I decided to write a book because I could speak out on this from the personal experience. All the research I had done had been written by people in the medical field, doctors, radiologist and physical therapist. But I am a person who was actually living with it. I’m the person who actually falls and has the broken bones, and I can go out and speak and say, “Don’t go down this road, do these things, talk to your doctor, do anything you can now to prevent it because there is no cure, there is only treatment and prevention.”