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Dee Dee’s Story

“My T-score went from -2.5 to -2.3, yes, osteoporotic to osteopenic in 2-3 years”

Dee Dee’s Story

“I’d had acute anxiety and a panic attack over the upcoming DEXA results”

Effects of her diagnosis

Since her mother had an early osteoporosis diagnosis and suffered severe fractures, Dee Dee was quick to get a DEXA scan following her menopause. She also has ME (Myalgic encephalomyelitis), which increased her risk of osteoporosis due to its side effects.

 

‘The whole process of DEXA and results was horrendous.  The radiographer prophesied doom and gloom for the entire duration of my scan.  She went on about not being able to tell me the results, but saying I’d be on tablets which might well give me intestinal distress, and then would have to come off them after which my bones would deteriorate further and nothing else would be able to be done.  You can imagine how awful I felt awaiting the results.’

 

After waiting for her results, Dee Dee was finally diagnosed with osteoporosis aged 60.

 

 

“I refused the drugs again, tried to access a physio, but having refused the drugs, that was problematic, so I was on my own”

Discovering Marodyne LiV

Following her diagnosis, Dee Dee read every study and review she could find on osteoporosis and concluded the best thing she could do would be to improve her diet and exercise regularly.

 

Unfortunately, not long after her osteoporosis diagnosis, Dee Dee suffered a prolapse from blowing up a balloon.

 

‘So now the exercise wing of my strategy had all but collapsed. I could no longer do impact exercises or weights, and the ME was already precluding anything even slightly cardio. So I continued with Margaret Martin’s balance, posture, and prone leg/neck exercises, and taught myself Tai Chi (short form), which contains a lot of balance and unipedal work.  I still worried that my exercise routine wasn’t sufficient to improve my bones.  And then, O frabjous day, I saw a podcast by Margaret Martin where she interviewed Clinton Rubin.’

“It’s affectionately known at home as the buzzer. I usually read when using it, but I might crochet”

Dee Dee’s Marodyne LiV Journey

‘The whole idea of the LiV was new to me so I did as much research as I could and read up on as many of the studies he referred to as I could.  The science sounded reasonable and consistent, and my gynae consultant wasn’t at all worried about the G-forces involved “just like walking along the pavement” he said.’

 

Dee Dee was 61 by the time she started using her Marodyne which she affectionately calls ‘the buzzer’.

 

‘I use it once a day, maybe even two or three times depending on how my M.E is. I pair up buzzing and Tai Chi, so that each reinforces the other’

Positive Results

“My T-score went from -2.5 to -2.3, yes, osteoporotic to osteopenic in 2-3 years”

DEXA Scan Results

‘For a long time I was feeling pretty confident. I was doing everything I could, and was happy with the regime now I had the buzzer.  However as the next DEXA scan day approached my confidence waned.  It gave me a nervous week, but my anxiety was not realised’

 

‘My T-score (femur) went from -2.5 to -2.3, yes, osteoporotic to osteopenic in 2-3 years.  This, for me, is massive, considering the rate at which I appeared to be losing bone before.  Knowing these results has boosted my confidence a lot.  I notice that I no longer say to my husband “don’t break me” if he hugs me hard, and I don’t seem to get lower back pain after sitting now’

 

Dee Dee plans to have another DEXA scan done in 12-18 months to confirm how well her regime is working. She hopes her story will bring encouragement to others battling bone loss.

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of women over 50 will be affected by osteoporosis

We can’t ignore the damaging impact osteoporosis has on women’s lives

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million people are suffering from osteoporosis in the UK

Up to 80% of us will experience osteoporosis in our lifetimes

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billion is spent by the NHS managing osteoporosis

To protect patients and healthcare providers, we need to focus on preventing the causes of osteoporosis, not treating the outcomes

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“Fighting osteoporosis with Marodyne LiV is my new hobby!”

Patricia Cox, 71, High Wycombe

“It has improved my mobility and I definitely feel stronger both physically and mentally.”

Dorothy Wood, 72, Sheffield

“I’m so grateful to Marodyne LiV and feel much better for doing something natural to boost my bone health.”

Danah Witkin, 57, London

“I move more freely after using Marodyne LiV: it’s a great warm-up”

Trevor Dyson, 66, Northamptonshire

“I have a regular routine with the Marodyne LiV and use it each morning. The buzzing is like having a friendly bee with me!”

Lis Harding, 79, Chester

“I’m delighted to have found such a wonderful, gentle way to help my bones.”

Mavis Ahern, 73, Brecon

“I’m so relieved to be off all medication”

Geraldine Chamberlain, 67, Colchester

“I chose Marodyne as it’s a natural, proactive way to tackle my osteopenia”

Lesley Wilkinson, 65, Ripon, North Yorkshire

“I use it every morning for 10 minutes the moment I get up”

Julie Arnold, 65, Beaconsfield

“I don’t want to suffer with osteoporosis like my sister”

Judith Darling, 58, Shropshire

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