Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ugh! Gout Again --

Well, I've been very 18th century of late . . . at least my left foot has been (and continues to be). I came down with another attack of gout a few days ago.

For those who've never had it, count yourselves as lucky. It is very painful. While the typical area of attack is a big toe, it can strike any joint. This time it is my left heel. So I've been mainly confined to bed, but occasionally hobbling about the house with a walker, zonked out of my head with pain meds (that don't seem to allow me to sleep).

One of the most frustrating aspects of the meds is that coherent thought seems to be impossible . . . and one of the blessed aspects is that they really do reduce the pain.

All-in-all not much progress with anything . . . but fortunately the bout seems to be easing a bit . . . but it still HURTS.

-- Jeff

8 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

I do hope you will being feeling much better soon...
best wishes
Alan

Grimsby Mariner said...

As a fellow sufferer I can sympathise with you. Get better soon.

Fitz-Badger said...

Get well soon! (or you might have to do battle from the improvised "hospital" building)

NOMADIC OLD SCHOOL GAMER. said...

Get well soon Jeff. I feel your pain and look foreward to your return to good health. I have not painted or cast troops this year due to cold,sore back and knees.
John M.

Ross Mac said...

I hope it passes soon Jeff. Luckily toy soldiers are patient and will wait for you.

-Ross

Capt Bill said...

Gout, now very 18th century! Still no cure, but all of Beerstein wishes you a speedy recovery...

Die alte Aechzener said...

Akk, you have my deepest sympathies - I've seen at close range how painful and debilitating it can be. Rest well, recover soon.

MurdocK said...

Looking forward to encountering you an the far side of this current bout of Gout.

Brush in hand?