Course, Rick wouldn't call any gout attack "minor"!
The only reason I said "minor" was because he was still walking!
Pain and discomfort, but I have seen him with gout so bad that he couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, couldn't stand to lay down and have his foot touch the bed, certainly couldn't walk thru the house without crying out in pain.
Thankfully, this attack was not near that bad.
A couple of days of drinking more water, eating fresh and canned cherries (not pie filling) and resting it up - and he feels better.
Thank you God!!!
The heat is still taking its toll on both of us.
Doesn't take long in the heat to drain us and make us exhausted!
We have been talking more seriously about losing the weight and getting in better shape.
It's hard on the road, but not impossible. We just need to be a
bit more creative in what we eat, and in figuring out ways to get exercise.
Walking is the best form of exercise for us right now - less
stress on these hurting bodies - but, it is difficult to find good and safe places to walk while on the road. We had thought we could walk around the truck stop parking lots - but the way some of these drivers drive? OMW! You literally take your life in your hands just to cross the parking lot and get into the store! OMW!!! Total lack of consideration. NO reason whatsoever to drive so fast and crazy in a parking lot! Good grief!
Anyway - we are looking for different places that we could stop
and walk ... maybe a roadside park. Course, it has to be somewhere that he can get a big truck and long trailer in and out of - which limits us a lot.
Like I said - not impossible.
Still have to get him to the lab for blood drawn and "work".
Then, in to see the doctors and see what they have to say.
Praying for good and excellent reports - much better than what
we are afraid of.
Lord, help us please.