Monday, August 01, 2011
GOUT: slimy, bottom dwelling scavenger fish
Now gout is a very unattractive word. I mean GOUT. It sounds like some kind of slimy bottom dwelling scavenger fish. Gout is something old men get isn't it? WTF? How can I have gout?
She orders some blood tests, gives me an antibiotic and motrin script and tells me to come back in a couple of days. So I go home, immediately go on line to look up GOUT. I convince myself I have GOUT, that at that very moment uric acid crystals are surrounding my joint destroying it. That I will have chronic GOUT. I mean what woman of my age has GOUT? For cripes sake. I don't even want to tell people. I mean GOUT. Its embarassing.
Turns out, you guessed it, I don't have GOUT. Thank God. I have cellulitis. That I can live with. Its a lot more socially acceptable. Here that doctor had me all worked up thinking I had GOUT and shit. She shouldn't scare people like that.
Posted by girlvet at 7:50 PM