Hi Fellow Lumberjocks
I have been laid up now for two weeks with gout in the left foot. Never had it in my life. I would not wish this on anybody. Well maybe one or two. I have had pain in my life before but never for so long of a period. My wife kids me, that a real man would drag it behind him, NOT! Everytime I lift up my foot or straighten it out when I sit down after standing or walking it takes my breath away. Been seeing the doctor for the past two week and go back tomorrow. My wife always tells me things happen for a reason. This has been a turning point in my life. Stopped eating alot of red meat and went to more fish, chicken and turkey. Stopped drinking pop and started drinking cherry juice, water and tea. Eat a lot of fruit and vegtables. I found out there is more than corn and banans. Started eating a lot less, loosing weight and feel better. Go figure!. I am going to be a lean, mean, sex machine! Like most of the guys my age we were raised on home made breads, fried meat and potatos.
Does anyone have any suggestion on reliefing this pain, grandmas old remedy, medications you have taken? Any information would be greatly appriciated. A prayer for me would be greatly appriciated as well.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa