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A Recent Diagnosis: An Additional Condition

Well, I've sensed I'm going downhill a little quicker than seems reasonable. Not that my life is particularly in danger. I noticed:

1. Sharp, sudden, and unexpected pains, not limited to joints.

2. I can stand (still) for not more than about 10 minutes. Yet, when I sit down, it takes mere seconds to recover.

3. My feet, particularly my left foot, is not sensitive to the tuning fork, either as to temperature, or as to the buzzing feeling when placed on the foot bone.

4. When I sleep on my left side, my right arm partly "goes to sleep".

The diagnosis? Probably Peripheral Neuropathy. Possibly associated with diabetes. My blood sugar and some other blood chemistry will be checked on the 9th of this month.

What do YOU know about this condition?

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MegL wrote on January 4, 2020, 3:17 AM

Yes, I have heard of it, in connection with diabetes, usually with loss of feeling in the feet. Sorry to hear that Vince. Hope they can do something to help.

VinceSummers wrote on January 4, 2020, 8:36 AM

Still in the early stages of diagnosis. I being physical therapy Monday.

lookatdesktop wrote on January 7, 2020, 12:04 AM

I hope you do better some way, somehow. My older brother and my father developed onset diabetes in their 60s. Well, I cut way back on sugary drinks and red meats, but if it's an inherited condition and I am genetically predisposed to getting it. I actually feel better when I don't drink sugary drinks as much and actually like losing a bit of weight by cutting back on bread. I wish you the best prognosis although I am late responding to your post. Be well Vincent. I sincerely hope the best for you.

VinceSummers wrote on January 8, 2020, 10:43 AM

An update. I backed down on the P.T. And the diagnosis is idiopathic peripheral neuropathy. In other words, they are saying cause: unknown. Not that I am an idiot.