She’s Young, She’s Beautiful and Full of Life, So why is Catherine Spillane Being Checked out for an Age-related Disease?
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 – Ann Coogan – Herald.ie
Osteoporosis is most commonly associated with post-menopausal women.
So why is pretty and bubbly 28-year-old Catherine Spillane, a PR executive fr om Kildare, having a scan to determine whether or not she is at risk of developing the brittle bone disease.
“My grandmother Kitty is 83 and six years ago was diagnosed with osteoporosis”, says Catherine. Two years ago she shattered her wrist, and because the healing process is so slow with osteoporosis, she has suffered more than if she didn’t have it.
For a woman who is so independent, she now finds that she can’t do what she used to. She would bake brown bread every day but now her wrist is too weak.
“She finds it difficult to open a carton of milk, and to twist the cap off a jar of jam”, says Catherine.
Rick Kaselj – [email protected]
Registered Kinesiologist Specializing in Injury Rehabilitation
Surrey, BC, Canada
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