Sunday, December 09, 2012
A Gout Attack
Hi everyone! The video I have chosen for this post is Guy Lombardo's "My Blackbirds are Bluebirds Now" (1928). Hope you all enjoy it!
I am not posting any photos this time around, I wanted to let you all know that I have been hit with a gout attack (left foot, big toe). I have had gout before, it is extremely painful. To be honest, since I was diagnosed with diverticulitis in August, my appetite has not been the same at all. I am not eating much, two small meals a day, and I just don't have the same appetite for food as I used to, so this gout attack was a big surprise. I am going to see a doctor tomorrow, there are meds that reduce the pain and swelling. I was on medication for the prevention of gout...Allopurinol, but due to lack of funds I had stopped it over a year ago. Big mistake, I should not have done that...and now I am paying the price for it. I am on welfare now and thank God all medications are free for those on welfare.
For those who are unfamiliar with what gout is...it is a condition that occurs when the uric acid in your body is unable to eliminate itself, thereby forming crystals which mostly accumulate in the big toe, which causes the swelling and severe pain.
I would really appreciate your prayers and thoughts on my behalf.
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