Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

I might just take the whole day off

Yesterday I got hit with a gout attack again and, in addition, some intestinal issues. I felt on and off fine and punk all day. It continued through the game last night. Most of it was great fun. The game itself sucked eggs. But, it was fun to see my friends.

The guy I met (at the beginning of the season) because we had the same shirt was there without his wife so we ate together. It was fun to have a dinner companion for a change. Erica and Julie, who sit next to me, only stayed for 5 innings but we all agreed we catch up next April. There's a guy who works for the casino that has the seats to my right - he comes about every 3rd game and he was there last night. Turns out he used to coach college baseball. He was fun to chat with.

And, since the game sucked and the team sucks, there was nearly nobody left when the game ended so getting home was crowdless.

I had already decided to turn off the alarm and if I woke up and wanted to, I'd go swimming if not, then not. I actually did wake up at 4:30 and decided not. And then woke up at 8. EIGHT!

My intestines seem as though they are behaving themselves today but I've still got a little of the gout. The problem with gout is that most often, it starts out as sore. But, if you ignore it, it can go to OMGIMGOINGTODIE with a heavy does of DONTTOUCHIT. Even a bedsheet on the foot can be excruciating. So. You really don't want it to get bad. Really. My foot is now wrapped in ice. Which, at least makes it feel better pretty instantly.

My plan last night, if I didn't swim early, was to go about 10 and then stop and pick up pizza for dinner at Pappa Murphy's who doesn't open til 11.

But, now that I'm up and it's 9:30, I'm thinking maybe I just take this whole day off. I may just sit here and play computer games and watch TV and knit and crochet. My tracker will be so disappointed in me but, I think I can live with that.

I may change my mind later. If I leave here before 1 pm, I can swim, get pizza and get back before the traffic gets too bad to make it worthwhile. I think I'm just going to keep my options open and not commit. And enjoy that I have the total freedom to do that.

Also thank you, nugget ice maker. You were way too expensive. You take up way too much counter space. You are so loud that it's obnoxious but your ice makes every drink of mine so much better and now you are fixing my foot. I love you in spite of all your faults.
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