April 12th, 2004

aph-SuFin (My Art) 2

I need another disease like I need a hole in the head!

I don't know if I've mentioned the ache in my right big toe base joint for the past few weeks. Well last night I stuck some ice on it and my toe turned into pure FIRE and got huge and red and swollen and I went into work today on a cane and had to leave 2 hours in because I was (and am) in so much pain I just could not forgo going to see a doctor. Not when you're a diabetic and it's your feet in question, that's dangerous.

Glad I went in, cause it would have only gotten worse.

Not only did I inherit my diabetes from Mom, I inherited one of the worst side effects,

GOUT (Old man's disease!!)

What it is, is a failure of the kidneys to regulate the uric acid crystals (A common side effect of diabetes it seems, it has nothing to do with my diet like it does for old men)

These crystals "settle" into joints it's like killer uber mega arthritis times 10.

So the excruciating pain I've been in for 24 hours will now be a life time battle.

I had to pay out of pocket for the doctor and the pills but at least I'm going to get some relief. The pills will help break up the crystal deposit in my joint and then I take ibuprofen and aspirin to keep inflammation down and the pain at bay.

Like I needed another lifelong no cure medical condition?

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