after seeing my neurologist a 6 months ago and him telling me that i had an aneurysm in my brain, 2mm ver small but if it grows to, say 7 or 8 mm then we need an operation. he told me how important it is to keep my blood pressure down etc. well in October my pressure spiked. I was in the office working (of all places HR) when i approached someone and dropped to my knees. She had me sit in her chair and asked if i needed an ambulance. I kinda brushed it off. 90 minutes later i went to physical therapy and when i mentioned it, the threw a BP Cuff on me. Guess what? 168/119 is no laughing matter. they sent me home. i am now on 3 different pills to bring it down, dont know why it was so high. Well now its been 6 months and its time to get my head checked again. This time, NO aneurysm. Holy crap, i am so lucky. I got this letter from my doctor the day after christmas so yes its a late guft but one that i am ever so thankful for. Bless all of you.
A new clinic at the MGH is making it easier for patients with two types of spondyloarthritis — psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
A new clinic at the Montreal General Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MGH-MUHC) is making it easier for patients with two types of spondyloarthritis — psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis – to be treated sooner and prevent serious damage to their joints. The Spondyloarthritis Clinic, also known as the SpA Clinic, was inaugurated in December. It uses a fast-track referral system from family physicians throughout Quebec to give patients quick access to rheumatologists, specialized testing and personalized therapeutic interventions. Dr. Alexander Tsoukas, rheumatologist at the MUHC and co-director of the clinic with Dr. Michael Starr, answers a few questions about the new clinic.