Oh, Barbara -
So sorry you aren't doing better. Did you get some sleep? Is that temp still over 100? Breathing better?
I remember back in high school my boyfriend had to have foot surgery due to calcium deposits on the end of his toes. Of course, that was a long time ago and maybe there is a better treatment for calcium deposits these days.
The foot Dr sounds like a quack!!! I guess maybe he isn't, but you don't need a bunch of experimental stuff done to you. Although the pain may be so severe that you'll want to try the laser thing -- they are getting great results using lasers for all kinds of things these days. I know your insurance may not go for it... but losing your mobility is the last thing you want to have happen.
Mixing chemicals in your blood and inserting directly into the tendon...NO, no, and NO!!! Scary stuff. Let me watch you do it to yourself first, Mr. Dr.
Sending Christmas wishes in your direction! I hope it turns into a much better day than you are expecting!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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