All was good of the things that give immediate results. The chat with the doctor was themed "now that you're 50/almost at menopause..." Time for a colonoscopy. (No thanks, had that a couple of years ago, won't need another for a little while yet.) Take more calcium. Bone scan as soon as the periods really stop. Here's a bag of stuff--samples of 3 types of calcium supplements included. Then she offered a sample of a drug called Evista, an anti-osteoporosis drug that also seems to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Again it's for post-menopause, so not yet. I'm not at high risk of breast cancer and I suspect I'm not very prone to osteoporosis (or at least not yet), so I'll have to be convinced of why I should try this stuff. A quick Web search says it increases the risk of stroke...maybe it can wait until some signs of bone thinning show up.
Next up: mammogram scheduled for Friday (ugh!).