Now I've broken the OTHER ankle. I slipped on a wet floor in a fast food restaurant. I'll be having surgery this week. Depleted calcium is just one more side effect of long term prednisone use (nearly 17 years). It's a miracle drug for me, but the side effects are brutal. I thought all these years of mega doses of Vitamin D3 and calcium made up for the deficit. Apparently, not.
I'm struggling to come up with any positive thoughts about the situation---unless you count the doctor's comment, "You have really clean feet. It's ALMOST a pleasure." Yeah, there's that.