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I knew this would happen. For weeks now, I've barely been able to walk, with my old Achilles tendon playing up again, causing me to limp and hobble and being in pain every minute of the day and night. But the second, the second I manage to get an appointment with my GP, I start to improve and tomorrow I'll look like a total timewaster because I know I'll walk into that surgery without so much as a twitch.

I don't even know why I made the appointment in the first place. I've had this injury for the last 10 years and I've done all the stretching exercises anyone can possibly do in that prolonged period of time, and none of them have helped. I don't think I'll ever be rid of my chronic tendonosis. Except, of course, when I need it to convince my doctor it really is hampering me in my lifestyle. :(

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kathy1975
Dec. 20th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
Good luck at the doctor's...and I hope you'll be well again soon!

In case your symptoms have really much improved by tomorrow, just show them some serious acting action ;)

God, 10 years is a long time...I truly hope this doctor will do a good job and finds/prescribes something that's going to help you!
gamiila
Dec. 20th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
Well...I did maybe exaggerate the limp a bit this morning -- it would have been better had she seen me at the end of the day, as I wasn't play-acting then! However, she did take my complaint seriously, and after a cursory examination agreed with me that the tendon is actually thicker and lumpier than it should normally be. She recommends I see a specialist, but prior to the referral has suggested we do an echo first. Unfortunately at the hospital, they couldn't give me an appointment before Jan 17th, so I've got a bit of a wait still.

10 Years is a long time....I don't know why I kept putting my faith in physio -- probably because it's so much less scary and invasive as surgery, which I'm afraid may be the only way forward from this point.
kathy1975
Dec. 26th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
January 17th...getting appointments when we need them seems to be a global medical problem *sigh*

Yeah, I put my faith in physio for my knee too, for exactly the same "avoidance of surgery" reason. But I guess the minimal invasive surgery methodies doctors use today, are quite brilliant.

My cousins are footie players with all their heart and I stopped counting their combined injuries. But I was impressed by the short reconvalescense times they nowadays need ;)

I will keep my fingers crossed that your doctors can either find a way without surgery or that a really good doctor will perform surgery and release you as good as new :)
kathy1975
Dec. 26th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
...oh and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you babe :)!!