My most recent appointment at the Endo clinic did not bring particularly good news. Firstly, my bones are now in osteopenia, which is the prelude stage to overt osteoporosis. I have been recommended to take 'Calcichew' although my GP wants to check my calcium and vitamin D levels before this is commenced. Interestingly, osteopenia is related to Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, although I suspect it is very much more related to lack of oestrogen in my case owing to the zoladex regime. It does go to show how delicately balanced our bodies are, and how manipulating the normal course of horomones can have a large impact.
I have a maximum of one more year left on the Zoladex, and now face the prospect of major surgery at the end of 2010.