It was 3.00am when I realised what was going and it was a sleepy Rae who pointed it out. I was lying on the couch trying to ignore the pain in my toe wondering how I’d broken it when Rae stumbled out and pointed out the obvious – “It’s not Gout again is it?”
Of course. Sudden on set, located in my big toe, excruciating pain (I couldn’t even tolerate the pressure of a cotton sheet) and swelling/hot toe – every classic symptom of gout. I’ve been to the doctor and have the wonderful yellow pills that are making everything better (such a lovely warm glow after taking them). I’m taking his advice directly which was to sit down with my foot up and watch the footy. He’s a good doctor that one.