Thursday, 17 December 2015

Great advice from a physio for those on steroids.

When a running friend of mine heard that I had Addison's disease, what was her first comment?

"I hope you're doing your upper limb weight bearing exercises"

She wasn't going to tell me how to suck eggs, but she thought that this advice was particularly important because
1. Surgery for osteoporotic upper limb fractures in steroid users happens way too often at our local trauma hospital, and
2. Despite point 1, she knew it was very unlikely that any Canberra doctor would have given me that advice.