Some of you will recall that when I returned from Minorca on 4th July I had a burnt foot, despite having worn Factor 50.
Ever since then, I have been telling the professionals that I had badly hurt the back of my calf on the same holiday.
My (usually very good) rheumatologist dismissed it. The pain management consultant told me off saying 'why are you walking like that'?. Last week I was in the hospital physio department and they signed me up for 8 weeks in the physio gym (to get me walking properly).
All the while, the pain was horrible.
On Thursday evening I finally had the ultrasound on my leg that my podiatrist told me I should be demanding. Result - straight to urgent care. I had a full rupture of my achilles tendon. I am now wearing a huge boot while I wait to see the orthopaedic surgeon on Wednesday.
No wonder I was in pain!
The good news is that my PMR hasn't flared again (still on 15mg pred) and my spinal pain is being well managed with pregabalin (and tramadol in extremis).