just call me king henry
so, in the growing array of health issues i’m dealing with, gout is the next one. when i hear that word i think of king henry the VIII eating a giant turkey wing. it’s known he had gout later in life along with syphilis. makes me really happy it’s just the gout i’m dealing with!
gout winds up being a kind of arthritis that can attack the big toes and cause extreme pain and swelling which makes walking and sleeping almost impossible during a flair up. yikes! so after a doctor visit this morning i have a new prescription to try and see if it will eliminate it and keep it from becoming full blown arthritis.
so now along with high cholesterol i have gout and tomorrow i head in to check if i have sleep apnea.
one giant cause of all of these things, being overweight. so it’s time to stop messing around and drop 30 to 40 pounds. maybe if i do i can get back to sleeping, walking and not worrying about all of these issues. but man will it be hard, food is fun!