- December 20, 2010 - 07:09
I am a rheumatology patient and there is not enogh of any kind of care needed for us. I am part of the Phyisotherapy Pilot project. This has helped me move my shoulder again so I can do things for myself again. I have been on all the latest medications and they have stoped working or didn't work at all. I am working full time but don't know for how much longer. My doctors wants me to stop workng but I am only 37 years old. You can't give someone a treatment for a short period of time and then just stop the treatment. I will need the PT maybe for life not just the length of the pilot project. Newfoundland needs more money spent on rheumatology programs. The wait time to see a rheumatologists is 3 years. They should be seen in 6 months. That just adds to the burden on the health care. By that time they already might have joint damage and then also need the help of an surgeon, But if they got in sooner then they might be able to stop the joint damage and be less of a bruden to the system.
- December 20, 2010 - 19:03