Gout- arrgh!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by USViking, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. USViking
    Offline

    USViking VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,452
    Thanks Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Greensboro, NC USA
    Ratings:
    +69
    (Weds. 9/15) Anyone here suffer from gout, or know someone who does?

    I have been getting about a half-dozen attacks a year for
    over ten years, I am having one now, and let me tell you...

    You may as well plan on going barefoot if it hits any part
    of your foot, because it hurts like hell just to put on socks,
    and shoes are out of the question.

    If it hits a knee, you cannot bend the knee at all without
    tooth-gritting pain. Try getting around with a locked-up
    knee for a while.

    Fortunately, there is effective medication, although it
    can take a few hours to a couple of days to completely
    control the attack.

    I cannot imagine how awful it must have been for patients
    prior to the discovery of the medication.

    (Sat. 9/17)Whadda bummer- this latest gout attack I am having
    is lasting a lot longer than most.

    The medication is keeping me from being in agony,
    or flat on my back, but it has not knocked the attack
    completely out in a couple of days as it usually does.

    So instead of doing what all 56-year old youths are
    supposed to do on Saturday night (ie going out, and
    drinking and whoring around), I gotta stay cooped up.

    If my computer crashes I'll really be bored.
     
  2. rtwngAvngr
    Offline

    rtwngAvngr Guest

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Messages:
    15,755
    Thanks Received:
    511
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +511
    That sucks. I'll think of you as IM out drinking and whoring around. :cool:
     
  3. USViking
    Offline

    USViking VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,452
    Thanks Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Greensboro, NC USA
    Ratings:
    +69
    One of my problems is that although women
    do not cause gout, beer definitely does, and
    I don't care much for likker or wine.
     
  4. Jimmyeatworld
    Offline

    Jimmyeatworld Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    2,239
    Thanks Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    America
    Ratings:
    +223
    I'll have a beer for you then.

    As for the whoring around... You'll have to take care of that yourself.
     
  5. Nuc
    Offline

    Nuc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    2,377
    Thanks Received:
    140
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Ratings:
    +141
    Like anything else you could learn to drink whisky, gin and vino with a little practice!

    I had a guy working for me who got the gout. He was a great guy but I had to let him go because he physically couldn't do the job any more.
     

Share This Page