Monday, May 13, 2019

Matt

The hospital I was going to take Matt to posts Emergency wait times (before you go into the Emerg, no guarantee how long before you see a doctor) and this morning they never came below 4 hours. I decided to go to the Walk-In clinic I went to at Christmas time. As I expected, the doctor sent us downstairs for Matt to have X-rays. Everything is fine, nothing misplaced or broken - I saw them all - however, there is a fair amount of calcium build up which is causing arthritis as I understand it and the pain he is suffering is from inflammation. Recommendation to take Tylenol and treat with hot and cold.



Have a great day

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  1. Well, at least it's nothing serious!

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    1. You wouldn't think so to listen to Matt.

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  2. I’m glad nothing too serious but...I would keep an eye on that calcium build up. My hubby has a very bad right shoulder now. His left is a complete replacement but now he is in a lot of pain on his right shoulder. We went to his surgeon at Sunneybrook, they did x rays but he also had a cat scan done before. Anyway, she said he has calcified tendinitis and it’s the worst she ever saw! She mentioned it’s like cottage cheese but all through the tendons and it is painful, maybe Matt has something similar and he needs to see someone who might be more trustworthy. From my experience, I don’t hold much for walk in doctors. How are you doing?

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    1. That's kind of what he said Birgit. Not sure about the tendinitis. So, what are they doing for your hubby?

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  3. I'm glad to hear it's nothing serious but arthritis is very painful so I do sympathise. I hope it improves soon.

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    1. Nothing serious, tell Matt that LOL.

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  4. I have heard that having a break can often be less painful than sprains and aching joints. Hopefully he starts to feel better soon.

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    1. I hope so too Liz, he is hobbling around like a crippled dwarf.

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  5. Hi Jo - yes ... keep an eye on things - mind you sounds like Matt will keep you updated ... I hope the Tylenol helps. All the best - Hilary

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  6. Just Tylenol? I hope that works.

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  7. I too have arthritis - end stage in one foot, but I take black cherry pills, turmeric, and glucosamine and got through the entire winter with no pain. Tylenol arthritis strength is very good and I use it when needed. Good luck to you and Matt. (PS. Tell him that movement is better than no movement. The Tylenol allows you to keep moving.)

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    1. You have to want to move Denise. Glad you managed to dispense with the pain.

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  8. I'm so glad nothing is broken! That, at least is a good thing. I hope the pain lessens soon...

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  9. Glad no bones are broken, but the recommended treatment sounds like suffer until it goes away.

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