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in: Hammer; Hammer > 2016-02-27

Feb 29, 2016 11:35 PM # 
that what can be done to help them?
Mar 1, 2016 3:22 PM # 
Daim is a good remedy for many ailments. Maybe they could be made into some intravenous cure for yor knees? Too bad to hear about the abrupt downward spiral for your knees. I hope it is temporary but the odds for that may be slim (?).

I´m currently visiting Janne S that I was travelling with in Canada ages ago. We´re spending a week in his cottage in the mountains. Many good memories to be told.
Mar 1, 2016 4:13 PM # 
I am approaching the 10th anniversary of the injury to my left knee. I have an appointment in three weeks with Hamilton's top sports doc to try another attempt at Synvisc. But having seen how badly the knee is damaged on the most recent MRI I'm not too optimistic.
Mar 1, 2016 4:25 PM # 
Hey mike how long did you have to wait for the MRI? My daughter Abbey has torn her acl in a trampoline accident a few weeks ago. Waiting for MRI and they say it'll be a while.
Mar 1, 2016 5:08 PM # 
I'm not Mike, but I was told 3-4 mo first time. When I heard that I shuffled off to Buffalo with some $. Faced a very condescending border officer.

Second time I had to wait about 8 weeks as I asked to be on the cancellation list. I was called in on a Saturday afternoon (between laps of a 24hr MTB race). Actual appt was 3-4 months. Canadian MRI I got was actually a better quality scan.
Mar 1, 2016 5:51 PM # 
I think Trav recommended the MRI place we both visited in Buffalo for different injuries. It doesn't seem to exist anymore, at least not under the same name. The link below sounds so similar that maybe it involves some of the same doctors. It sounds like they have updated their equipment too. It was fantastic to get an MRI on a Saturday within a week of calling them, but the U.S. dollar wasn't worth as much back then. You need a doc to fax down a prescription for an MRI. My family doc did that for me, while 'Bent was helped by a speedy trail running doc you might know.
Mar 1, 2016 5:53 PM # 
P.S. We didn't feel guilty because we gave up our place in line in Canada, allowing another Canadian to get an MRI sooner.
Mar 1, 2016 10:11 PM # 
First time was 2.5 months. 2nd time was 3-4 weeks and the last time it was a whopping 10 or 11 days last time. :-) ... but I'm also well connected here at MAC with a certain doctor and because I work at MAC I can fill in a cancellation very quickly so they may call me preferentially. "Can you be here in 30 minutes for an MRI?" Hell yeah I can.
Mar 2, 2016 4:07 PM # 
I may be remember wrong but I think I only had 4-6 weeks waiting time. Appointment was at 11 pm a Sunday evening.

Super - so sorry to hear about Abby's injury.
Mar 2, 2016 5:23 PM # 
Yes, hope Abbey isn't hurting too much. This must be tough for an active child - and for you and Jenn. :(

I went for my MRI expecting it to be a partially torn ACL based on some movement tests performed by a chiro. It turned out that it wasn't torn and it healed on its own over time. It took a few months for the pain to go away completely. So in my case, the value of the MRI was learning that I couldn't - and didn't need to - do very much except wait and do some leg exercises to strengthen the muscles supporting the knee.
Mar 2, 2016 7:25 PM # 
Thanks guys. We are on the list for everything within reasonable driving distance as far as I know but the wait times we are hearing about are consistent with mikes experience prior to earning gold frequent MRI flier status at Mac.

Surgeon is pretty sure it's torn but wants the MRI to see how much. Trying to avoid surgery if at all possible because of her age. I'm impatient because it's my daughter but in reality the MRI is unlikely to change the approach. I'll just know more about what's going on and the surgical option could be ruled out.
Mar 2, 2016 11:05 PM # 
Oh darn. Sorry to hear that Wes. Swelling? Is she in pain?
Mar 4, 2016 12:14 AM # 
She's ok just not too happy.

Got the MRI appt today. It s a ways off but this has to be a good sign: May the 4th (be with you!)
Mar 4, 2016 2:29 AM # 
are there any Star Wars characters with MRI initials?
Mar 8, 2016 1:31 PM # 

Australia to the rescue again
Mar 10, 2016 9:30 AM # 
well that's exciting

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