Saturday, January 23, 2010

Not Really?!! I'm having a bout with...

GOUT!!!!!   Say it ain't so!!  That is an old man's disease, isn't it?! 

Awhile back my husband suffered a bout with gout.  I tried to sympathize with him.  Tried to console him. Tried to understand why he was being such a baby about a sore toe...

Oh my stars.  Now it is MY turn.  And it hurts like heck!  Not fun!  For the past two days I have behaved very badly.  I even wore my pajamas all day on Thursday, feeling sorry for myself.  Could not figure out what I could possibly have done to hurt my foot.  I thought maybe it was fractured but I couldn't think of anything that would have caused it.

I decided I must go in to the doctor for an X-ray.  When I was finally able to talk to someone at the doctor's office, the nurse's best guess from my description was GOUT!  I couldn't believe it.  I didn't want to believe it.  But there it was, staring me in the face.  As I honestly faced the symptoms, I could see that gout was probably the most accurate diagnosis.

So here I am.  Realizing that even though most of the time I feel young enough to do anything I want, the facts is facts.  I am getting OLD.  I guess it is time to commence pining for my youth. Can I wear my pajamas again today?

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Sorry to hear about you gout! I feel young too but the body keeps reminding me that the years keep adding up. What's a girl to do? I say it's alright to stay in those pajamas as long as you want to (just don't wear them on Friday ;) OK?). I hope you get feeling better soon!

Kim Despain said...

I've stayed in my pajamas all day with less of an excuse than that. I hope you feel better soon!

5Youngers said...

Feel better soon!

laura said...

What's the cure? Do you just have to wait it out? Ugggg. Yes, wear your pj's! Hope your foot gets feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

walk a mile in someone elses shoes, or at least their toes. ;)