Broken bones resulting from osteoporosis represent only one of the many difficulties experienced by those living with the condition. It can have a profound social and emotional impact on people’s lives too.
We’re committed to investing money into research that will bring about real improvements to the lives of people living with osteoporosis and have maximum impact in the future.
With a desperate need to continue the search for answers, the support of our Patrons is more important than ever - and will have an extraordinary impact on our beneficiaries and their families.
Living with Osteoporosis
Lynley was only 48 with a busy career as a secondary school teacher when, one day, everything changed. “I felt a horrendous pain in my back – I was in agony”, she said.
At first, Lynley was told her pain was due to back spasms, but a DXA scan soon showed she had severe osteoporosis. “It has completely turned my life on its head. I can’t walk without crutches and have to use a wheelchair most of the time when I go out. I’ve had to leave the career I love.”
Luckily Lynley says she soon found the National Osteoporosis Society and found the help and support provided through our Helpline and website absolutely invaluable. “The information provided really has been a lifeline, I don’t know what I’d have done if I hadn’t found the National Osteoporosis Society.”
"Osteoporosis has completely turned my life on its head. It has been very difficult to come to terms with the fact that I am now disabled."