My calve pain has been very persistent lately. Last night it was excruciating to the point of disturbing my sleep. My fiance was finally home for the night and we weren't even able to cuddle I was so uncomfortable.
After the response I had gotten from the GP here in Santa Barbara of pretty much refusing to treat me, I e-mailed my endocrinologist in Orange County and she automatically came back with a prescript
ion to have me go get an ultrasound done for venous thrombosis. This is a concern considering my dad just recently got out of the hospital for having a blood clot in his lung and is now on Coumadin. She also mentioned possibly having a Baker's cyst. I looked that one up and that doesn't sound quite right, but the ultrasound will tell all. I go on Monday at 11am.
She is also testing my Vitamin D, magnesium, calcium, thyroid, and potassium levels, which any can apparently can be a cause for pain.
I am relieved to know that back home I have doctors who care, not just someone who wants to clear me as a medical emergency and then get paid by the insurance for practically doing nothing. If that's what the medical profession has become, then I am truly ashamed.
I am scared, because what if I do wind up having blood clots? That certainly doesn't lead to a good prognosis. Then, what if all these tests wind up showing that everything is perfectly fine? I am still left with no answers. These are horrible what ifs and I know the what if game is a horrible thing to do to yourself, but it's inevitable.
I just want answers!!!! Monday at 11am cannot come soon enough.
~ Burdensome Love