Thursday, March 19, 2015

Gout Equals Pain

Monday my new doctor called to tell me my uric acid levels were double what is considered normal.  I could have told him that just from the pain level I've been dealing with.  I went to work late on Monday after taking my drugs - gave them a chance to ease some of the pain.

Tuesday was a no go for work.  I woke up hurting and couldn't hardly stand.  Wednesday I went to work and stayed almost ten hours.  I felt miserable the whole time.  I have work to do but every action felt like it took twice or three times the energy to perform.

Today I'm home.  I slept through my alarm - never a good thing.  When my daughter called and woke me up I knew even when I took my meds, it wasn't going to ease the level of pain much.  Here I am four hours later and trying to hold off taking three more Tylenol for another hour and I'm finally able to sit up without feeling awful though the pain is still too high.

It's time for me to go into hibernate mode I guess.  I have to stop letting the pain get me down, making me cranky, and I have to recognize I can only do what I can do.  Today that means I have classical music on, I pull out my crocheting or my editing and I sit in my recliner drinking lots of water and hope the meds do their job.

I've got two manuscripts to get edits on the computer.  I'm going to work on those until I'm too tired to work.  If I get tired of the editing, I've got a list of crochet projects I need to work on.  It's the best I can do for now.

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