September 12th, 2018

Got Gout?

I was woken up in the middle of the night by my toe. Gout is caused by stuff (I forget what it's called and it does not matter anyway) that collects and causes pain. The main best way to prevent is diet change, which, of course, I'm not going to do. There is a prophylactic medication you can take to prevent/lesson but it is 1. expensive and 2.I don't get gout enough to warrant taking something like that. So, the occasional attack is inevitable. (Actually, my doctor is always surprised I don't get it more often.)

All that lovely logic aside, it hurts like a MOFO. It just throbs. And makes it difficult to sleep. I got up at 3 am to take my gout fixing pills which did nothing. I took more before I hobbled off to the pool. On the way I had a gynormous coughing fit stopped only by scarfing down a coughing pill.

At least my swim was good and by the time I got out, my foot was feeling better but I was loopy. I made it home and just crashed on the bed and slept for an hour.

Then I got up, got coffee, got a bagel and now I feel good. Fine. Whew. The gout pain is reduced to uncomfortable on its way down to disappearing totally. I'm still yawning but not fatally.

Today is house cleaner day so I'll be heading out for Goodwill and as-yet-undefined errands.

Today is also a Diamond Club baseball game for me. The game starts at the totally weird and unexplained hour of 3:40. Which means I go at 1:40 for late lunch?/early dinner? In between the house cleaner and the game, there may be another nap. If I feel like it.

The game promises to be wonderfully cool. There's rain expected which means they will close the roof and that makes the stadium into a kind of carport like affair. Nice and cozy like on a giant porch where you can see and hear and smell the rain but only actually feel the cool breeze from it.

Now I need to get dressed and see how complicated the draining of that air conditioner actually will be. Oh and get my bag of Goodwill stuff together.

Better moving towards best

My gout completely disappeared after two magic gout pills. Yeah. Here's hoping it does not return tonight. That's some bad juju - lying in bed with your toe just throbbing.

Plus, now I think I had some kind of gut issue as well. All day long, I've felt tired and crampy and just crappy. Most of the baseball game I felt that way. But, now I'm home. The Mariners sucked as usual, but the company of the folks on either side of me was really fun. I'm going to miss those folks. Erica and Julie (the couple on my left) say they are buying their seats again next years so yeah!

Anyway I got home from the game and am adapter I ordered had come. I wanted to make sure that I could hook the chromebook right to the modem and get internet without the router if need be. The adapter I had on hand did not work and it was a bit of a cludge anyway. So I tried the new adapter. Would not work. Google said to restart my modem so I did. And then I totally lost my network. And I could not get it back. At one point I dug out the longest ethernet cable I could find to try to hook up the other mesh router. Fail. Finally. I just plugged everything in back the way it was and restarted the router again.

This time it all worked. And my network is back. And I am exhausted.

BUT, my toes is fine, my gut feels fine. Everything seems kind of put back together. I have nothing on my calendar for tomorrow and promises or expectations. I might even skip the swim.