spingirl Posted November 4, 2007 Report Share Posted November 4, 2007 Ok, I haven't posted much recently because I've been crazy-busy, but I had to start this topic. The past two days I've been having an attack of gout in the joint of my big toe. Now that may sound kind of funny--I always pictured "gouty" types as fat, gluttonous old men (the Diamond Jim Brady types) and never thought it was that serious. Heh. It's been some of the most EXCRUCIATING pain I've ever felt! Hubby took me to the emergency room this afternoon because I was sure I had broken a bone or two. I just couldn't figure how on earth I'd done it. I simply woke up in the middle of the night Thursday in screaming pain. The doc told me that's typical of gout. Now I have meds, and I should be okay soon. I'm a little nervous because bedtime is approaching, and the acute pain usually comes at night (reminds me of a line from "Aliens": "They mostly come at night. Mostly." ) I'm not sure whether to be relieved or really worried. If nothing's broken, then I should be able to continue taking pointe (after doctor approval, of course.) But after I read the info on www.gout.com I got a little scared, because it can become a chronic condition with some serious side effects. So that's my wine--er, whine. (Wine can be a trigger for gout.) It's time for some serious self-care, I'd say. Lisa Quote Link to comment
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