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Re: [IPk] "It's Just Your Diabetes"

Dear Julian,

I don't know how old you are, but I'm only 35 and I sometimes stumble out of
bed in the mornings. My mum taughts me an exercise from Yoga which eases the

Lay on your back with your legs against the wall, pull them apart and bring
your feet down flat, breath in and out slowly while doing this. I didn't
have to take pain killers for the rest of the day and since.

Try it and let me know.

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Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 12:16 PM
Subject: [IPk] "It's Just Your Diabetes"

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>  How sick I am of hearing this comment from the doctors for things they
> quite put their finger on. Does anyone else suffer from this dulcid tone
> their ears when visiting the doctors?
>  For the past few months I have noticed my legs are becoming more and more
> useless. The bottom halve's feel like concrete weights and walking is
> more and more difficult, considering up until a few months ago I could
walk into
> the town in 20 mins now it takes an hour or so or a Taxi. Climbing the
stairs is
> near on impossible and all i get from my GP is it's just your diabetes or
> may be some wasting away of your lower spine. Then just a blank look.
>  This morning I was in the town and I stumbled into someone. Because I
> dressed in my normal Sunday Best, as it where. The lady assumed I was
trying to
> mug her and the police were called. However all was soon resolved. I think
> they realised what line of work I was in it would be unlikely that I would
> out such a dastardly deed. The lady was very apologetic, though I don't
> her for her way of thinking in these times.
>  Needless to say, I have booked an urgent appointment to see my GP this
> afternoon and I wonder if I am going to get the same "It's just your
>  Has anyone else on this site had a similar experience with concrete legs
due to
> diabetes? Am I being too harsh when I moan about the doctors saying this?
> Julian
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