Norma finally got her hip x-ray'd. She fell on March 22 in Mexico. It did not hurt all that much as long as she kept her weight off it and she wanted to get home to have her own specialist look at it so she just took it very easy and we came home. Since we got home it has been slowly but steadily improving but still needs looking at. We called our GP late last week and got an appointment for this morning. The GP agreed she needed an x-ray and gave her the paperwork. We walked across the street to the hospital and checked in to the imaging department. We took a seat and 45 minutes later they took her in for her x-ray. The results will be analysed and sent over to her doctor. We will hear back within a week.
She also asked him how she could gain weight. It is really hard to find fattening food these days! Everything is marked "Low Cal", Reduced Fat" or some equivalent claim that it will make you skinny. If you are already too skinny, it is tough. He told her to simply eat more pasta and high protein food. I have been telling her this for years but she has always eaten portions about 1/4 - 1/2 the size of mine and she skips far too many meals altogether. She has to listen to all the diet advice out there and do the opposite! At least she recognizes the problem now.
Going to Mexico does not help in this endeavor. Even I loose weight down there as a result of the better quality food available and the smaller portions in restaurants. The warm (hot) climate encourages a lower food intake as well and it was warm this year. Right now my pants are falling down and I am breaking in a new hole in my belt. Don't worry I will be back up to my "fighting weight" before long.
* This is MY x-ray, not hers.