Damn Ankle!

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Finally my Gout has subsided, but from all the limping my poor ankle is all “bust up” now!  What a pain in the ass this is….  :(

Vegetarian? Hell NO!

meatballs2So as I’m still getting over my sinus infection (geez, I go meat free for 2 weeks and I get sick!) and can not taste nor smell all that great, I decided to make some spaghetti and bogus meatless “meatballs”, got to stay away from the red meat right?  Let me tell ya, my “puke streak” of 13 years almost came to an end last night!  The consistency of chewing on these nasty lil meatless wonders was like eating…well… poop!!!  These are frickin gross and will never eat them again!  I can’t eat this vegetarian crap, no way!  But the “streak” remains intact!  😉   Oh yeah, my gout IS teasing me, hope it just goes away and doesn’t end up in full on attack mode!

What is Hyperuricemia?

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Uric Acid (yuck)  is the final product of purine metabolism in us “humanoids”. The condition of hyperuricemia is a high level of uric acid in the blood.  Approximately 2/3 of total body “urate” is produced endogenously, while  70% of the urate produced daily is excreted by the kidneys, the rest is eliminated by the intestines (that would be #1 and #2  ;)).  While this may indicate an increased risk of Gout, many patients with hyperuricemia do NOT develop gout, while other poor saps patients with repeated gout attacks have normal or low blood uric acid levels.  Sure, more things that don’t make sense!   :(

What the heck is Gout?

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Does it  feel like a screw being twisted into your toe joint with every heartbeat?  Along with severe pain, stiffness, redness, heat and swelling in a joint, often in the big toe.  The reason for this is needle like spears having crystallized in the joint itself, causing agonizing pain, the ability to go out of your mind, and having you describe it to others in this phrase,  “don’t touch!  hurts like a son of a bitch“!

Whats going on is your uric acid count is too high, with no where to go, thus depositing “crystals” in your joint(s), resulting in the Gout!  Can also be caused by an injury to  the surrounding area, certain medications, but usually too much beer and cheeseburgers…