Well I had a complete exam about two months ago. Bone scan shoed significant bone loss. OB/GYN wanted me to take Boniva. I held off on that due to side effects. Wanted to read more. Those results were faxed to my primary doctor. They called and said I don't have a choice, he is putting me on Actenol. Which you take once a month. Empty stomach. Drink a lot of water and only water. Stay in upright position.... From the reading I did - they are linked to esophagial cancer as well as (in rare cases) lymphoma. Cholesterol = High. Wanted to start me on medication for that. I asked for 3 months to try to bring it down. Saw the doctor that put me on Bioidentical. He said Absolutely NOT for the Fosomax, Boniva and Actenol. He said to risky. Also he said insurance companies are not paying for dental work if you take these. The dentists will not do work on you unless you have been off for 3 months. With me - it is more like my teeth break and I need it fixed now. I was told for cholesterol that most people avoid fat. That is good. However it is sugar that causes the fat to clog. Without sugar the fat will flush out. Now i am a BIG chocolate eater. I get these overwhelming cravings for chocolate. I was told one week without sugar and I won't crave it. So it's been two weeks now. I traded in my frito's for cheerio's. My coke for water. That is all I eat when I am at work. No fast food, no fried food when I am home. Now I am trying to cut out sugar. That is the tough one. Last time I wrote I believe I told you my hours have been switched at work. Instead of midnight to noon, I am currently working noon to midnight. Ok in the summer, dread the school year because I won't be home to see difficult child or check on his work. Or see baseball games. Two weeks ago I was called into the bosses office. Big high up boss. They are looking at outsourcing mainframe operations. The company they have chosen came in to job shadow us and see what we do. Although he stressed the fact that it is not a done deal, I believe it is. Don't know what we will do. I am the one working and paying the bills. Husband has been working half the time and collecting unemployment the other half. We have done a lot of work to the house. almost done. Off work until next Thursday(at midnight) But appointments are crowding my days. Plus I work the school lunch program on my days off. I'll have to make a point to check in more often. Been reading and thinking of you all.