Friday, February 15, 2008
Today would have been a perfect day for me to make progress with all my outside projects, but NO.....I woke up in the night with yet another swollen foot of death! Gout REALLY hurts. My toe never gets completely well, always being very stiff and painful when I try to bend it. Hopefully, we are going to address that problem. I could barely walk, so I had to go in yet AGAIN to the doctor. I told him that it's a shame I have to come see him more than my parents do. Before I came here, I went to the doctor maybe once a year. I was rarely down! Needless to say, I have done nothing useful today but lie around wishing I could go outside and work in the yard. I got another celestone shot, the magical potion that masks the pain and raises my blood sugar. Since it is a steroid, it makes me hungry, but I have to be very careful not to eat foods to exacerbate the problem.