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.
2 Replies to “Golly, Gee It’s Gout Again”
Gout? Isn’t that what old men who wear stubbies and wife-beaters get when they turn 80 and have been drinking 24 pots a day since they were 11 years old?
Ew…don’t google that! Sounds v.painful!!
You got it in one Marika.
Three greatest causes/triggers of gout :
1) Drinking. Nope. I average about 1 stubbie of beer a week.
2) Purine rich foods. Tripe – as if! I’ve never eaten as healthy in my life as I am now and if I’d just eat fruit Rae would give me a gold star.
3) Overweight. I’ve lost about 4kgs since the start of the year and have started and stuck to almost daily exercise.
I guess this just makes me ‘special’. Sigh.