Good info for medical issues. I was treated for cancer and the meds thinned my bones to osteoporosis levels in hips and spine. Doctor said no skiing or snowboarding because I could fall, break my spine, and die. I consulted with other doctors, and ultimately started a bone building treatment with Fosamax, high dose Vit D, diet, and exercise. I was back on the slopes in 6 months. For every problem, there is a solution. Live life it to the fullest and dont believe everything one doctor tells you.