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Pain again!

Another short post I'm afraid. The pain in my calves has continued to get worse, getting to a peak last night, when I only had 2 hours sleep and was crying (wimp!) with pain twice in the night. At last however, the medical professionals are getting concerned and I have some action. I had a blood test yesterday and have a consultant appointment on Monday. I went to see the doctor today and he thinks the problem is related to my diabetes but was honest in not knowing what to do next. He did however prescribe me a much stronger pain-killer (tramadol) and a drug that deals with nerve pain. He thinks that it may be neuropathy, which is rare in a recently diagnosed diabetic, but seems the most likely outcome with my symptoms. This afternoon I had the best sleep in ages and hopefully that was because of the pain-killer. I couldn't go to work today, which was fustrating as I hate having time off sick (in fact this is the second day in 10 years). I just wasn't fit enough to do anything. I still took calls and had to deal with a particularly difficult customer!

Fingers crossed that the blood tests show something conclusive on Monday, but I am not pinning too much hope. The doctor said that if nothing came from Monday he would refer me for some scans, but wasn't sure who he should refer me to as he wasn't sure what the problem was. He suggested that I may have to have a raft of tests. I don't mind as long as the pain is controlled.

Other than that life is OK. Have Claire's parents here for the weekend helping to build a compost heap in the garden. There is so much grass from our lawn that it fills 5 bags of garden waste, it would be good to put it to use.

Hopefully a better week next week!

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