To top it all off, I've developed a heel spur on the bottom of my heel on my left foot. Has been making me hobble around a bit like some old cripple. More annoying than anything. So - no more wearing of thongs but proper shoes for a while!
The funny thing is - my dad used to have the same thing at one stage!
I've no idea what can be done about it at this stage. Just have to wait and see what 'they' decide.