Ah well, I was expecting something like this to happen. Saw the consultant this morning. I was very lucky because my appointment was not until next Monday 15th. Doh! But they very kindly gave up their free slot and did the scan too, which showed a partially ruptured tendon.
I am going to have to have an injection into the tendon to help it to repair and then wear an ankle immobilizing walking boot.
I can, however, swim and cycle. Any non impact or non stretching exercise. Will have to work on the eating and exercise front now and get myself a routine in place. The running was such a fantastic help for me in controlling the diabetes and actually seemed to switch off my appetite. It was fabulous and I must not let that slip.
Thank you to all you lovely encouraging people. Your support, advice and wacky tales of your experiences made it all so doable!
I shall continue to keep an eye on this blog site and I send you all my very best wishes for your journey. So - HAPPY RUNNING EVERYONE!
And to the newbies out there - do not increase too soon and injure yourself.