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Hi, my name is patandpete57!

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patandpete57
patandpete57 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hello my name is Patricia, I live on the Isle of Wight U.K. I am 77 yrs old, my husband is nearly 88 yrs old, we have been married 61 yrs( yes I was married at 16 yrs old !!!!). We have many grandchildren and great grandchildren, who mostly live in Australia. I am my husbands carer who has a few medical problems, and he is my carer too, for my medical problems , we both get attendance allowance, mine the lower rate. I am pleased to have joined this group for any advice.we live in an Independant living flat.

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  • Droopy1
    Droopy1 Community member Posts: 12 Connected
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    Hi. @patandpete57 Wow! 61yrs together. How wonderful. A large family, must be such a comfort. There are some lively people on here, lots of useful information. A warm welcome to you Patricia. ?
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Championing
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    Hi @patandpete57, and a warm welcome to the community! Great to have you here and to learn a little more about you both. If we can be of any assistance, just let us know! 
  • patandpete57
    patandpete57 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you for your welcome. I have osteoporosis, scoliosis, a fractured vertebrae, and suffer from ME. At my osteoporosis clinic , I have been advised to take Raloxifene tablets to help my bones, but I feel very undecided about taking them, after reading up the side effects etc;
    Has anyone on here taken them on this site, or any device please ?.
  • Droopy1
    Droopy1 Community member Posts: 12 Connected
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    @patandpete57 your concerns about medication, would be something to discuss with your GP. I share your concerns about side effects, any side effects are to be taken seriously, but, they dont all apply to everyone. Your GP is your best ear on this, he/she knows you. Make them walk you through your worries. 
    Xx
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Championing
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    Excellent advice from @Droopy1- it can be valuable to hear about others' experiences, but your GP will always be the best placed to advise. Do keep us updated and let us know what you decide!
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Championing
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    Welcome to the community @patandpete57 :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • patandpete57
    patandpete57 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thank you 
  • RichardCotton
    RichardCotton Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    HI
  • patandpete57
    patandpete57 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi 
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