Some handbag embellishments I made - I did 10 of each design
Finally I got called in to see the doctor, went over the same things as with the nurse, he checked to see if my blood test results were back - they weren't - so guess where I was sent off too....that's right, back to the waiting area!
Yet more time passed, then a nurse called my name.....but this was just to inform me that they hadn't forgotten about me and that my blood was being tested as we speak, and it should take 15-20 minutes. So I went back to waiting. By this stage I not only had a pain in my leg, but a numb bum, was very thirsty and getting hungry too. Not to mention being very fed up of waiting.
At last I was called through for the results (I'd been at the hospital for a total of 4½ hours!), blood test was positive which wasn't good news. They said it was likely to be a DVT but I'd need a scan on my leg to find out for sure. So I was given an injection of Heparin (to thin my blood) and sent on my way. I was being referred to the DVT nurse so had to wait for a call the next day for my appointment.
After having the ultrasound scan on my leg the next day (which was a bit of a palarva, someone had to come in and squeeze my leg to get the blood pumping through the veins!), they couldn't find any signs of a clot, which was good news.
So I was referred back to my GP, for her to say I'd either pulled the tendons or it was just one of those unexplained pains! So I've got to hope it clears up all by itself. So far there's not been much change and I'm still limping about, but at least it's not a DVT afterall.