We need help. My wife and I are avid section hikers and have made it to central Virginia. She has recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis of the spine, specifically L 1 thru L4. Her T score is -2.9. At this time there is no evidence of deformity. Her Doctor has recommended Actonel, exercise, and calcium which she has begun.Actually she has begun taking the Actonel, everything else she was already doing. Her question is , are there any hikers out there with similar maladies, has it interfered with your backpacking, and how have you coped? Are you doing anything special?