Okay Tony has had problems with his right shoulder joint bothering him for years now. I suspect it is his rotator cuff. It really bothers him when he has to hang sheet rock and most especially over his head or carry it up ladders. Hey, he is getting old! He has no insurance and hasnt for most of his life. I think one job out of all of his jobs ever offered it and that was years and years ago. Where we live there is no access to any income based ortho clinics. However, UNC Chapel Hill medical center does offer a charity care fund for people who fall into his situation. He meets the criteria. I called them and he can get in to see a doctor at their ortho clinic but it will cost him $100 for the first visit and then he can apply for the charity fund. I think that is doable. We only live 2 hours from Chapel Hill. Yes it is a ride but still, he can get this issue worked on. He is in pain. He needs this fixed. He is arguing with me over how he shouldnt have to go so far away to deal with this, he shouldnt have to pay that much...yada yada yada. How he will have to go to Chapel Hill all the time for his appointments thereafter. Whining. Excuse me. I have no patience for anyone who whines about hurting but wont go get help when it is offered. I find the help...use it. It isnt my fault that I can access my help in Lumberton. In fact, I plan to try going to a new ortho in another town next time myself. Should I whine to him about that? Its gotten so bad here that I cant even say I have any pain because he will start saying how badly he is in pain! I mentioned the other night that one of my teeth was getting in really bad shape and I was probably going to have to go see the dentist soon and before I could get the entire sentence out he was off complaining about how bad his teeth were hurting! Im surprised he isnt having menopause too.