Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Nearly Gout-Pain-Free Day

Yesterday, I woke up with very little, if any, pain in my left ankle and left knee. It was so wonderful. There's always hope! Most of the day, I didn't even use my cane. Friday, I went to PT and had it kinesio taped. I also called Urgent Care and was put on a different anti-inflammatory drug but it can cause stomach ulcers and bleeding so I was worried about that with my upcoming surgery. It also totally made me a zombie. Saturday, I woke up to take the medicine with food and proceeded back to sleep with my overhead bedroom light on! I slept for another five hours!

On Friday, I also asked two prayer chains to pray for my ankle/knee. It definitely felt like a miracle when I woke up on Saturday; the pain was not entirely gone but it was definitely down to a degree where I could live with it. Last night and this morning, the pain has returned slightly more but it is still manageable and I think if I took some Tylenol, it would pretty much go away.


  1. Hi Susan! I love your blog and what you are doing for your health! I'll be praying for you and cheering you on through your blog! Thanks for sharing your current and future success :)

  2. wow...i am so happy you have invited me on this journey with will always be in my prayers...and i will always be reaching for your to you...