Debbie D’Arcy - Swansea, UK
Hello, my name is Debbie D'Arcy. I'm 59 years old and about five years ago I had a fall. It was a pretty unexciting fall and involved falling from a low stool. And surprisingly, at the time, I discovered I'd done quite a fair bit of damage.
I'd actually sustained a wrist fracture by breaking both the ulna and the radius and the consequences were that it was quite a lengthy period of recovery really because I had secondary problems to the hand and that required physiotherapy. And a general feeling of well, not feeling very brilliant about myself and realizing how frail I'd become.
So I looked on the internet, came across AlgaeCal... Was very, very encouraged by the testimonials that I read and people's success and people's delight at finding something that was a massive help to them.
I'm delighted to say that I have had several DEXA scans since that time, all of them showing a steady improvement in my bone density mass. My hip reading, in fact, is virtually into the normal range, being a T-score of -1.1 so everything seems to be going in the right direction.
I have every intention of continuing on this treatment in the longer term until my readings are well and truly in the normal range. At the risk of sounding quite a clumsy clot, I actually have had two falls since then, both of them landing on the same hand that I landed on when I broke my wrist, and I've not broken any bones. And two of them could have resulted easily in the same condition. But things are strengthening.
I'm very grateful for that and I'm very grateful to the producers of AlgaeCal and Strontium for giving me something that I can feel confident in. I would recommend it to others in my situation. So thank you very much.