“The condition isn’t contagious neither is it life-threatening, well except in extreme complicated situations. However, it can reduce one’s quality of life following any fractures.”
“Can it be fixed right away?” asked Patient X
“It can be managed, but not totally treated immediately; it’s very important that you exercise regularly …”
Huffing in mock dismay “Exercise at my age, you joking.”
“That’s not the only option. We recommend a change in diet as well as dietary supplements to help boost your calcium levels.” Feigning a sympathetic smile, it was always the same everyone wanted a quick fix.
“I don’t want no fancy stupid diet and I don’t want to exercise. I don’t suppose you’ll skip the part on smoking and drinking?”
“Well there is that ….”
“Oh just get on with it, knew you lot weren’t useful. Wasting taxpayers money on silly things, you should be finding a quick fix, something that strengthens the bones straight-way.”
Fed up with her attitude, he couldn’t help himself “Like titanium?”
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