The gout is a buildup of uric acid crystals in a joint, and I have it. It is usually present in the big toe, but in my body it usually occurs in my ankles. Once you have the disease you always have it, and every so often I have an attack of it. My ankle usually gets red and swollen and it hurts like a bitch to walk. Have you ever sprained or twisted an ankle? You know that terrible painful feeling when you first try to walk on it? When I am having an attack of the gout that is what my ankle feels like ALL THE TIME. When I try to walk on it the pain ramps up a bunch of notches. I have some pills that will usually make it go away and I can get on with my life, but this time it isn't working out so hot.
|These spikey assholes are what's in my ankle right now.|
So that is what has been going on in my life the last few days, and I am sick of it. I am about ready to get one of those Rascal scooters but they cheap asses who own the place didn't build the Worldwide Headquarters to handicapped accessible specifications. So I just hobble around and act cranky and pop some more pills. I mean, it has to end soon. Until then I am down and gout for the count.