just got back from the doctor.

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by rod, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I thought for sure I had some how broke my left ankle but the doc says its gout. Never experienced it before but dang it is painful. He gave me some meds and told me to lay off the beer for awhile (Friday ----of all days to be told that) Here I thought I had been a real good boy lately but I guess now I have to be even better. Has any one had any experience with gout?
     
  2. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Ex-driving partner did. Pretty bad, too.

    Had to chomp bananas like a school of chimps. Take meds to keep his pee normal (don't know what that's gotta do with it).

    He's OK if he watches that. Good luck
     
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I always watch where i pee-------------------------unless I'm in a fancy office building.


    Its a good thing we are expecting another 4 inches of snow tonight because it would kill me not to be able to ride the new motorcycle if the weather was nice. The wife is out of town for a week so I don't have anyone to wait on me----bummer!
     
  4. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Western part of this state got shut down too.

    Ain't had mine out yet...Pic should sufficeankel 002.jpg Get that thing healed up and some miles on the new "Chopper", man.
    ankel 002.jpg
     
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Nice zipper--------looks like its on the mend though
     
  6. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    My hubby has had trouble with gout for years. It tends to start with a slight injury, like tweaking your ankle or something. Your body doesn't process protein like it should, and it will crystalize in a joint with an injury, there can be severe swelling in the area. It is very painful, and takes quite awhile to stop hurting. Hubby takes a daily perscription for it and hasn't had a flare up in a long time. You might try cutting back on protein for a few days. Good luck and hope you feel better soon.
     
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Oh-- the miracle of modern medicine. The little pill he prescribe for me has all but wiped out the pain in less than a day. I feel 100% better-------------------except when I read the fact sheet for possible side effects of this pill--some of which enclude:

    heart attach
    stroke
    high blood pressure
    kidney failure
    bleeding ulcers
    anemia
    life-threatening skin reactions
    liver problems
    life-threatening allergic reactions
    asthma attachs
    stomach pain
    constipation
    diarrhea
    gas
    heartburn
    nausea
    vomiting
    dizzines

    yes------I feel much better now----------------I think.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Thankfully, there's no ED side effect....!
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would think that is an non-issue at his age.
     
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Ouch! I guess BC really IS his only reason to live!!!! Lollollol!!
     
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I gave up reading all those warnings in extra small print.....I'm afraid the power of suggestion will make me think I have that side effect. Besides if I would read the warnings, I probably wouldn't take most of the pills I take now. I just ask my doctor, "what are the side effects I should look out for?" He only mentions a couple of them and not the 100's that are listed.

    For the drug co., it's just a CMA sheet of paper.
     
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Dad is that you???
     
  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Good Lord!!!! I'm only 63. I know I'm getting more than you. I have a great wife who still enjoys (never mind- none of your business)----------and lets me get a new Harley. Come to think of it I believe things have even got better since the new bike. Hows that ignore feature working for you?
     
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    yes it is son------now bring me a double shot of Makers Mark
     
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    GO ROD !!!!!
     
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Rod is just a nickname that was given to me because -------------------------------nevermind. I see I just hit the 4,000th post mark. I would tell upstate that I am gaining on him----- but he has me on ignore.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011
  17. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Put the glasses on. You're nearing 5,000.
     
  18. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    On the double
     
  19. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member


    OK, so what's the downside?
     
  20. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Yup,about 8 months ago I thought the same thing and I too had never experienced it before.I too love my beer and the night before I had consumed 3 of a new offering from my brand creemore.It's called kellerbier and is cloudy and completely unfiltered.
    I chalked it up to the beer and have avoided the kellerbier but contiued drinking my usual lager and the gout has not returned.