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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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Apr. 13th, 2004 01:07 am (UTC)
Gah! *hugs* God, that sucks! I hope things work out for you in one way or another. >__
Apr. 13th, 2004 01:20 am (UTC)
Hang in there hon.. Love you..

Apr. 13th, 2004 03:36 am (UTC)
Re: *HUGS*

Love you too!
Apr. 13th, 2004 01:50 am (UTC)
Great. One more thing to deal with. >_<

Apr. 13th, 2004 03:37 am (UTC)
D the one stop fucked shop... get your maladies right here 2 for 1 special.

ah well, I'm still here.

Apr. 13th, 2004 03:17 am (UTC)
ah bloody hell....Dad gets that when he goes a bit to 'old country', meaning he inhales kelbasi like there's no tomorrow or something. Now time for me to part with some of the things that work miricles around here and keep Mum and I from killing Dad...

Cherry juice, cherries or strawberries. something in them takes away the crystals and the inflamation goes down and stuff rather quickly. The cherry juice I would reccomend getting from a health food store, not the grocery one...the ehalth food place has less sugar and more actual juice. ^^
Apr. 13th, 2004 03:31 am (UTC)
Black cherry juice from the heath food store. ^_^
Apr. 13th, 2004 03:36 am (UTC)
gag... no thanks.

no juice even worse for me than the gout.
Apr. 13th, 2004 03:32 am (UTC)
can't drink juice

juice = diabetic NO NO

too much fructose

not to mention I detest both cherries and strawberries. heh heh

the pills seem to be working -- just hurts now, I'm not sobbing from it anymore.

I should be okay in another few hours or so (I hope)
Apr. 13th, 2004 03:30 am (UTC)
Owies..I get gout in my thumbs.

No more red meat or wine for you! Very bad for gout.
Apr. 13th, 2004 03:35 am (UTC)
don't ever eat red meat beyond maybe an occasional burger once a month, and never ever drink wine, or any alcohol really. Can't drink alcohol because of the diabetes but most of all I hate it, I think all alcohol tastes like piss, so no worries on that front. ^_^ .

Points up -- Like I said, it's not caused by my diet. Diabetics are just apparently prone to it just because we're diabetics. *le sigh*

Apr. 13th, 2004 04:48 am (UTC)
Bummer. I hope you feel better. Just think that at least now it's getting taken care of so it will only get better. Hope work and life are going good. ^_^
Apr. 13th, 2004 09:40 am (UTC)
Damn, that really sucks. Will you at least be getting health insurance through your job at some point?
Apr. 13th, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
If they hire me, I'm still technically a temp.
Been there over 4 months now.

Apr. 13th, 2004 02:57 pm (UTC)
My dad has Gout. It's excruciating for him. Indocin is the key my friend. That and Cherry Juice.

Ben Franklin had Gout too!

Poor D. *hugs*
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