Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Owwww, I Hurt! --

Not only is my computer still down, but I have managed to acquire a very painful body since my last post.

I am again posting from a different computer . . . and I had a pretty violent sneeze the other day and felt a "pop" in my chest. I had popped a rib on my left side from the cartilage that attached it to my sternum . . . and, yes, it hurts when I laugh (or cough or sneeze or reach for something, etc.).

But that isn't the worst . . . I woke up in the middle of the night a couple of days ago with my left big toe hurting like crazy.

I haven't had a full-blown gout attack in years . . . but I've got one now. And while we might chuckle at the image of a foot all bandaged up, trust me . . . gout is extremely painful.

This is no fun at all!

-- Jeff

(note -- any misspellings or lack of sense is the result of the pain and/or pain medication -- I hope that you never get gout.)


old-tidders said...


that must have been one heck of a sneeze. Take it steady,

get well soon


Prinz Geoffrey said...

These things come in waves, things will get better, take some rest, get well soon

tradgardmastare said...

Take care of yourself. I hope you feel better soon.

Frankfurter said...

Well, I did something like that once with a fart ... no joke.
So please take care of yourself.
Then again, Gout is supposed to be connected to genius, isn't it?

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Ow, ow, ow! Sorry you don't feel well right now. It's never any fun. Maybe the thought of our game will help? Get well soon.

Best Regards,


littlejohn said...

Best wishes and get well soon!


Fitz-Badger said...

Oh, man! Get well soon!

A J said...

Ay yay yay! =( It never rains but it pours! I worked with a guy who did something similar when he sneezed. Get well soon, Jeff.

marinergrim said...

As a fllow gout sufferer I can completely sympthaise with the pain caused. Two toes and when it strikes it hurts like the very devil.
Take care jeff.

trailape said...

I Hope you feel much better soon!

MurdocK said...

rest, read, recover.

the lead will wait.