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Friday, April 07, 2006 |
( 4/07/2006 05:12:00 AM ) Bill S.
GOUTING - Had my first big bout of gout in over two years this week, and, lemme tell ya, it's no fun trying to do house repair work like wall-painting when yer right foot is throbbing like all get-out. Been out of Indomethacin, the medication used to treat inflammation caused by gout or arthritis, for over a year - and I'm unable to renew the scrip until I visit my family physician. I have an appt. set for later this a.m., but most of the week, I've been hobbling around pretty pathetically. Yesterday, for example, I went to put the pups out while I was robed & barefoot when 80-pound Ziggy Stardust trod on my right big toe - the primary inflamed area - as he was dashing out the door. Scared every bird in a two-block radius with my loud bellow.