.. went and saw a doctor last Friday, as I have been having issues with my arthritis. My left hand is turning into an uncooperative claw because it is the hand I use to hold the tablet and my Achilles tendons have been niggling for the last month or two.
I attended a medical practice other than the one I work at.
First time in my life have been referred to a specialist without having to ask.
He gently took my hand and examined the swelling and said "you must be in a lot of pain".
It has been heaps worse then this.
I have struggled to walk for extended periods - months.
I nearly burst into tears.
He was so nice.
I had to decline his suggestion of some time off work.
Am now on some medication I've never had before and am wandering about in a slightly dazed state until I get the hang of it. I feel ever so slightly like a am drunk.
I think I maybe giggling a bit more than usual.
Melbourne Cup tomorrow and am planning to place a small wager on Big Orange, cause it's such a silly name