I had to go to my local NHS Walk in Centre this afternoon because as someone who is prone to cysts I had a really bad headache over the last couple of days then one almighty eruption as the cyst on my head burst, so I went to the NHS centre to get some antibiotics.
I went on to explain that the last time I went into the centre I was misdiagnosed big time, eg achilles!! I explained what happened and they were very apologetic. We talked about the Thompson Test and that I may have to have a second operation anyway. They had never heard of the Test so I said I would demonstrate it. She called in the other staff and I lay on the table instructing the nurse how to do it, I was also able to show that my bad leg still has no response to the Test therefore they could see how the response should be and shouldn’t be. They were amazed at such a simple test could work.
Thought I should have got a round of applause when I left, but I didn’t. I did feel good though because anyone else presenting with a possible achilles rupture would get better advice.